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In an attempt to publicise the flaws of Battlefield 3's anti-cheat systems, hackers from the forum ArtificialAiming have used a PunkBuster exploit to ban over 150 innocent Battlefield 3 players and provided proof.

The group's beef is with GGC and PBBans, third-party services operating on Battlefield 3 servers which provide a range of anti-cheat tools, including live ban lists.

"We are bringing back the unerring of PunkBuster back for a third season," explained the group on the ArtificialAiming forum. "We have selected GGC-stream as the target since they have the most streaming BF3 servers and makes it very easy to add fake bans.

"In 2011 we hit them with a mass ban-wave, and now we are banning real players from Battlelog while GGC-stream is totally unaware. We have framed 150-plus BF3 players alone."

CGC-stream is reported to have denied the appeal of players who were affected by the bans, stating they were "legit".

EA and DICE haven't offered a comment.

Via BF3Blog

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This is ludicrous. And no support from EA or DICE? You spend $60 on a game, play it for hours cleanly and then get banned because you were framed by a group that clearly have a selfish agenda? This has got to stop!!!!
Posted 19:32 on 25 January 2012

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