Hackers-targetting-Black-Ops-as-PS3-jailbreakers-run-wild Hackers targetting Black Ops as PS3 jailbreakers run wild

   17/01/2011 at 18:09       Richard Horne       3 COMMENTS.
 - PlayStation 3 Jailbreak, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Demon's Souls, Hackers

In light of the recent news that the PS3's security has been blown wide open, allowing jailbreakers to install custom firmware onto their consoles, hackers the world over have been hard at work exploiting just about everything they can.

Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 appears to be one of the first games to be modded to oblivion with unscrupulous gamers managing to setup custom game lobbys allowing for all manner of online shenanigans including God mode, unlimited ammo, teleporting to anywhere in the game map, the ability to crash an AC-130 anywhere on the map and the instant unlocking of every single challenge in the game.

Of course Modern Warfare 2 was constantly in the news throughout 2010 as IW and hackers played a constant game of cat-and-mouse, but it's only now with the jailbreak hack so widely and easily available that the full effects of it are starting to rear their ugly heads. The video below being a prime example.

Meanwhile popular action-RPG Demon's Soul has also been hacked with jailbreakers able to play the game with infinite souls and all AI (except boss characters) disabled making for an easy passage through this otherwise bastard-hard game.

And perhaps most infamously, there are now hacks out there that can instantly unlock all PlayStation Trophys, including the usually ridiculously difficult to unlock platinum Trophys.

And so hackers have now turned their attentions to current online game-du-jour Call of Duty: Black Ops - the best selling game of all time and current number one most played online title - in the hope that it too can have its soul ripped out and all those hours you spent ranking up wasted as a 13 year old script-kiddie flicks a metaphorical switch and upgrades you to prestige level 15 with all weapons, perks and challenges unlocked.

The most depressing thing about all of this is that for all that Sony claims to be banning detected jailbreaks, a fact refuted by various sites, word on the street is that the PS3's security has been blown so wide open that no fixes can repair the fundamentally damaged flawed way in which Sony's security is implemented.

What are you experiences of the PS3 Jailbreak? Have you had your online experience ruined by hackers, glitchers or exploiters? We'd love to hear your stories.

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