I hate to be that guy, but FF tracks and collects this kind of info over time. Almost everyone is doing the event since it just came out, so of course people are going to have their bans triggered while doing it. It's not really a correlation imo, but i could be wrong.
Perhaps but now add to that assertion one more factor. That people were actually banned unjustly. Yea I know you can't know that but put yourself in our shoes for a sec.
Then it becomes apparent (from our side at least) that it wasn't collection of data over time but there is actually something wrong with Beacon atm.