A lot of haters on here when they are getting round to banning people who are just out for blood.
It's a game so what if people have a symbol next to there name if people want to do that and it's fun for them let them get on with it.now i could see people getting mad if you couldn't kill them and was flying round in the air moving parts of the map around effecting everyones game but for a little image who cares.
And them people who want their friends to get banned,some friend you are they would be better off not knowing you,you should stand by real friends for whatever mistakes they make in life not stab them in the back,but like i said it's just a game some people just take it far to serious.
Love the way since online gaming came around there's rule's to how to play a game.
As stated in the OP, every player that has modified their stats, level, and challenges are all on the ban list now. While another poster claimed they'll be temporarly banned to this being an exploit, Activision in this case also stated they'll be removing these players from BO2 when the time is right. The theater prestige glitch is where Treyarch tried to go easy on people by resetting them. As they didn't learn the first time, a permaban and a console ban should teach these kids not to do this stuff anymore. After all, it involves copying one player's stats to another player's profile.
We'll know the banwave has been carried out when we see those "I didn't mean to do it or my bother did it, unban me" threads.
MAC address or some other unique identifier that your PS3 no doubt has, I would imagine.
They can use IP addresses to consle ban, but the problem is that some ISPs commonly use dynamic addresses that change so it is used rarely.
They will either get reset/ banned based on their gamertag
They wouldn't use IP addresses to Perma-ban, they would use the MAC address (frequently termed "Bricking"). IP addresses can be static and dynamic. "Most" Internet access from residences are dynamic, meaning the IP address is assigned by the ISP, and can change frequently. Static is a fixed IP and most providers charge extra just to get one.
Were they to ban the IP address of a Dynamic access customer, it would only last as long as that address was assigned to them by their ISP. For my Dynamic access, my IP address frequently changes; roughly 3-4 times a week.