Microsoft have regularly insisted that Xbox Live account hacks were the result of social engineering and not any sort of exploits in the service’s security. Looks like one of Microsoft’s own empolyees should be a little more careful,then. a high profile account has been hacked – and it’s one belonging to none other than Xbox Live Director Larry Hyrb, better known as Major Nelson.
Website lightzz.com – laughably calling itself the house of fear – claims responsibility, but from the looks of it this is no professional hacking. Why do I reckon this isn’t the work of professionals?
In a released video the â€œgenius hackerâ€ has revealed all of his online identities including Skype name, Youtube account et al – making tracing him ridiculously difficult for even the most novice of internet Matlocks. Way to cover your tracks, jackass.
Still, he’s offering to hack other players’ accounts for US$60. Major Nelson has confirmed that he has regained control of the account.
Stephen Toulouse Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE has said that the attack was "very specific" and "very targeted" to Major Nelson’s account – but there’s still no word of whether the hack is a result of compromised information, or a genuine exploit in Xbox live.
Last Updated: March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010 at 16:08
Nice, douche deserves it.
March 29, 2010 at 20:34
Lame. Some people need to find better things to do with their time.
Bobby Kotick is harder than ever
March 29, 2010 at 21:53
I wonder if the Major had to phone India to speak to an “American” called “John” (who’s supposedly from Seattle, but has a remarkably Indian accent) to get his account restored. It’s amazing that the rest of us need to jump through hurdles, and have an experience almost similar to a visit to Home Affairs to get our accounts sorted out, and yet Microsoft can do it almost instantaneously for the ol’ Major.
I don’t know the major personally, and I definitely don’t wish the man ill will, but quite frankly, the company he works for can kiss my hairy man globes.
As for the “hacker/script kiddie”…. you’re a royal dumbass Yasiel Rodriguez (from Miami).
Bobby Kotick is sending Yasiel some pR0n
March 29, 2010 at 22:05
I believe the word that should be used is.. BUSTED!