CS: GO player releases fake hack and purposely gets 3,000+ cheaters VAC banned

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A Reddit user has managed to get over 3,000 CS: GO players VAC banned by releasing a bunch of fake multihacks over the course of two weeks.

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As well as extending cheaters' in-game viewing angles and supplying a constant stream of ammo and health, these multihacks also did a few other things behind the scenes to make sure a VAC ban was received.

"The first two releases had a "timer" in them which meant the features that instantly VAC banned them would only be activated after a certain time (e.g. 10 PM on the day after the release)," writes Redditor AndroidL. "the final hack (with over 3.5k downloads) just instantly VAC bans them as soon as they open the hack and join a game."

These honeytrap hacks released by AnroidL received 26,000+ views and 5,500+ downloads in total, leading to the banning of over 3,000 accounts.

If you want to see some of the salty responses, check out this Imgur album of a selection of 'victims' complaining. Some of them are pretty funny, especially the one who says the person who created the hack owes them money. 

Here's a lovely graph with the VAC ban stats:

 VAC ban

"The first release received approximately 1k downloads, which contributed to the bans for those two days," says AndroidL of the stats. "The second release received approximately 1k downloads, too, which contributed to stopping the downwards trends on the number of bans received.

"The third release received 3.5k+ downloads which had a very noticeable affect on bans for the following week (this one instantly banned them as soon as it was opened, 3,500+ downloads = 3,500+ bans)."

What do you lot make of this? Is AndroidL the hero non-cheaters deserve, or should it be left to Valve to clean up their game? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Joeyhavoc avatarFlappers avatarR.Armani avatarXerkics avatarZedClampet avatarAschTheConjurer avatar+10
Flappers Avatar
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Flappers(9 days 15 hours played)
1 Year ago

What he did was commendable.

He took time out of his days to do this for the community. Granted a lot of these accounts will probably just re-buy the game anyway, but for those that don't, it's a win for the community.

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Xerkics Avatar
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1 Year ago

That ll teach them! But sadly it probably wont.

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[Tw]Big Daddy Avatar
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1 Year ago

What scares me was the one guy saying he's been hacking on this game for 3 years before finally getting caught because of this. 3 years!?!? Come on VAC. Also the other guy who doesn't want the aimbot or wallhacks, "just the radar hack" so he can have the "competitive edge" but in his mind doesn't feel like he's really cheating. Are you fucking kidding me?!? Play the game hackfree like the rest of us and if you suck without them this should be a sign that you need to actually start trying to learn the game and get good at it rather then download cheats. pus$@%$

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Katie ☪Islamic Crusader☪ Avatar
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Well this is my hacking account and I've used multiple cheats without getting banned. Xstrike, oracle, aimjunkies, and my favorite aimware :)

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[Tw]Big Daddy Avatar
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1 Year ago

not sure why I can't edit this account to match my actual steam info that I used to log in with (Im not BigDaddy)...not my email, not my steam avatar and not my steam name...da funk is goin on?

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[Tw]Big Daddy Avatar
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1 Year ago

What I mean is when I make the edits it won't save them for a (insert any reason)...

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ZedClampet Avatar
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1 Year ago

Too funny. Oops, there goes your money. Time to open a new account. Complete losers.

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Joeyhavoc Avatar
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1 Year ago

Sounds like a hero to me. F**k cheaters. The only way this could have been better is if after they got banned their computers blew up and gave them third degree burns over the majority of their face and body. Someone should start working on that "hack".

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heaventime Avatar
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heaventime(38 days 19 hours played)
1 Year ago

I mean i hate hackers too but , wishing serious injuries upon someone through a mistake they have made? That sounds really fucked up.

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Joeyhavoc Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

I don't think you know what the word mistake means.

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R.Armani Avatar
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R.Armani(1 day 22 hours played)
1 Year ago

But, these guys who are VAC Ban, they can rebuy a new account, and over and over?

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AschTheConjurer Avatar
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1 Year ago

Eventually they'll get sick of having to rebuy CS:GO again and again and losing all their game progression, I'm sure.

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Nikaas Avatar
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1 Year ago

If there are other games on the account they too are VAC banned. So its a waste for all the games on the account.

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Black Stormy Avatar
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Black Stormy(60 days 8 hours played)
6 Months ago

That is not how VAC bans work. VAC bans are specific to the game they are received in.

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KeefBaker(7 hours played)
1 Year ago

*claps enthusiastically* well done that man.

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diXs <Razer> Avatar
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diXs (40 days 8 hours played)
1 Year ago

Hello!

I would like to give a heads up about something... Yes hackers are bad, and no they are not bad.

How? Well sometimes bad players use cheat to get better at the game in some way, like cheating can be useful as you would be making yourself aware much more and it can also make you aim better. Like build up your game sense with cheat, yes its really weird to say something like that, but there was this user on a hacking forum who said it has helped him to improve at the game and build up more sense and aim..

Not all cheaters are bad, they use them to help themselves.

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smugg Avatar
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9 Months ago

ok, u really smart bro cheat means cheat. and hackers dont mean cheat u doesnt know nothing. hack mean show ur skills with a pc no with programs for cheat ur so dumb.

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John Brzenk(43 days 6 hours played)
2 Months ago

That's the stupidest shit I've ever heard. Obviously it makes you more aware because you can see them through the walls lol. Playing with cheats can only make you pick up bad habits like not checking all corners properly.

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smugg Avatar
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9 Months ago

so, pro players had to be banned too. all pro players are using aimbot,aimlock,hack,cheat or whatever u wanna call it.

i knew cuz some of them are buying expensive hack packs.

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lisavictoria Avatar
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3 Months ago

agree...! (Y)

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