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Hackers have banned some players of the popular Battlefield 3 game to send a message to developers at Electronic Arts (EA) that its anti-cheating software is flawed.

Hackers have banned some players of the popular Battlefield 3 game to send a message to developers at Electronic Arts (EA) that its anti-cheating software is flawed.

 
A junior member of the Artificial Aiming game hacking website revealed that he and his anonymous hacking group are “framing” players to make the controversial PunkBuster software believe they were cheating in game.
 
The group took responsibility for a previous attack in 2011 and said it has already banned more than 150 Battlefield 3 players to show how easy it is for PunkBuster to wrongly block a player.
 
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While the hackers might have a point, that will be little comfort to the players affected. Many have expressed anger and outrage at what the hackers are doing. 
 
Since PunkBuster is not used on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions of the game the undeserved bans only apply to PC users.
 
EA said it was aware of the problem and that it only affects “a small subset of players.” It said that it expects to have a “permanent solution” in place soon. It suggested a short-term workaround of joining servers that don't employ PunkBuster.
 
Source: Kotaku