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Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 958d ago | news

UPDATED: Anonymous is NOT Responsible for Those Dreadful Xbox Live Issues

Update: As pointed out by various members of the community, the reports of this story appear to be based on a hoax. Original story follows.

Anonymous hacking group, Anonymous, has taken the responsibility for the Xbox Live issues users have encountered today. Microsoft is currently working to fix the situation. Meanwhile, some people who have managed to sign in are having trouble with other matters, like this one guy whose entire friends list has been deleted. Microsoft has issued the following update:

"We are aware of an issue members are having sending and receiving messages, seeing friend’s statuses, sending or receiving game and party invites, and accepting friend requests on Xbox LIVE. We are currently working as fast as we can to get this issue fixed, thank you for your patience during this time and we will update you with any new information we receive." (Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Cocozero   958d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
green   957d ago | Off topic | show
Good_Guy_Jamal   957d ago | Off topic | show
GreenRanger  +   957d ago
I changed my password just to be safe.
So it is no longer DRAG0NZoRD RulZ it is now TeamGR33N 4 Lif3!
GreenRanger  +   957d ago | Funny
LOL, yeah, how did you know?
Now i'll have to change it again.
specialguest  +   957d ago
lol, 7 disagrees. Some people have no sense of humor.
3-4-5  +   957d ago
he changed it to Tommy...jk

It is actually worse that it wasn't hacking.

Microsoft is about to try to possibly push the "always online" thing, while at the same time, not being able to maintain their own online service...

Couldn't write it any better.

And I'm a microsoft fan.....................for now anyways.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   957d ago
Glad to hear Xbox Live is still pure and untouched. Xbox Live was just having some errors is all.

EDIT @Disagrees aww Sony fans are upset that Xbox Live didn't get hacked well #DealWithit.

Seriously, Its pretty immature that you people want a service to get hacked so bad. Have you ever thought the fact that maybe MS has something special with Xbox Live? Its far from perfect (nothings perfect) but a damn secure and reliable service overall.
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vulcanproject  +   957d ago
Isn't it kinda worse it wasn't anonymous though?

I mean if it were a one off isolated coordinated attack at protest of the rumours of an always online console, then that's one thing, but surely if it is just a simple error that brought the whole thing down with no outside help actually a worse thing in terms of PR for an always online machine???

As in, yeah even without outside influence you'll STILL have to face outages at one time or another.
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rainslacker  +   957d ago
Pure and untouched...except by all those hackers and cheaters that Anonymous did call out in that video. So long as the servers are "secure" though I guess it's all good.
Syntax-Error  +   957d ago
Will this story just f-ckin die?!!
It was only down for a couple of hours!!! People always want to make a big f-ckin deal about absolutely nothing. Why don't you nerds blame the power outage in your house on anonymous too while you're at it
BlmThug   957d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Max-Zorin  +   957d ago
The fact the rumor on whether or not Anonymous hacked it was voted ''Hopefully'' shows how terrible these fanboys are. If only we could do to fanboys what Spawn did to God and Satan. Banish them to a unknown dimension so they can fight each other there for eternity.
TheWolverine  +   957d ago
Spoiler Alert man! Now I can no longer read Spawn comics!! Haha just kidding. Good idea tho.
SilentNegotiator  +   957d ago
It wasn't voted "hopefully", people voted that they thought it was true. It's N4G's fault for the stupid slider being rated by desire after it accumulates votes.
HammadTheBeast  +   957d ago
Still pretty sad it went down, I remember people saying they pay a premium price for "much better quality and service".
Mottsy  +   957d ago
@ Hammad

Services go down, it happens. My internet connection I pay alot more for and it can be very unreliable at times. I see all these people just attacking other gamers with this. Fact of the matteris , it wasn't down for to long and, I remember people saying " stop being fan boys people can spend their money on what they want to spend it on". But thats all that is a memory, cause as soon as a anti PS3 or Anti 360 article hits again, we are all back at square one.
andibandit  +   957d ago

it was down for 4 hours, vs.
1 Month + Your credits cards in my pockets haha.

Im gonna send you some cheese to go with that wine, no need to thank me, you're paying for it.
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sikbeta  +   956d ago
So what, it didn't get hacked, it probably happened because of an overload or something, same thing happened once when too many people were going live at the same time...
WildArmed  +   957d ago
The rumor system isn't based on "Hope". The rumor bar uses incorrect language.

People rank the rumor whether it's true or not. It's just a voting system..
If it's on the right, most people believe the rumor is true.

If it's on the left, most people believe it's false.
Scenarist  +   957d ago
i praised them ... Anonymous are my fav hackers ..
they take down goverment shit ... but not just because
PeaSFor   957d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(3)
Scenarist  +   957d ago
idc about how anyone wants to define them...

Anonymous and I share similar beliefs and feelings.
The difference is that they are capable of and they do act upon those feelings however they see fit.

No I dont agree with all that they do ..
but its kind of like not taking a medicine because omg it has side effects .. ok not really but still ur smart enough to know what I mean
MultiConsoleGamer  +   957d ago
Can we please stop using the "A" word...
MikeMyers  +   957d ago
Well it's probably Adam Worth for being let go.
Jek_Porkins  +   957d ago
Remember that time Xbox Live got hacked? Me either....turns out they just had some maintenance that affected some people.

Per Game Informer:
[Updated] Xbox Live Back In Business, Outage Due To Routine Maintenance.
DOMination-  +   957d ago
Yet according to this article, being unable to send a voice message for a two hour period when I was asleep is "dreadful". Gaming media has got really bitter and hateful over the last few weeks.
Catoplepas  +   957d ago
Tell that to the multitude of people that have had their accounts hacked on Live.

There are whole websites dedicated to the subject.

No doubt you'll come to MS's defense and spout some crap about phishing, but if you do a little research you'll see that just isn't the case.
Knight_Crawler  +   957d ago
Phishing and hacked are not the same.

If you are dumb enough to believe someone that they will give you 20,000 MSP then you deserve to get your account stolen.

Also they other passwords were gained by EA FIFA site.

I know you wanted LIVE to go down for a month but your Sony god did not answer your prayers.
DOMination-  +   957d ago
Accounts get hacked on a daily basis chap. Xbl, psn, gmail etc. it has nothing to do with this maintenance. There is no conspiracy to see here.
Gh05t  +   957d ago
Individual accounts getting hacked is not the XBL servers getting hacked. As one of the people who had his account hacked and a bit of money spent on a pre loaded CC that was attached to my account it was in no way Microsoft's fault as I had the same password on one site that was hacked (Im pretty sure from the Bethesda attack)and it worked for my XBL account. However how they handled it was pretty bad and pretty slow.
GetSnooked  +   957d ago
"Tell that to the multitude of people that have had their accounts hacked on Live."

Hmmmm? multitude of accounts being hacked? Sorry but I don't even see one.

Also, like everyone else who has a brain, account being hacked through phishing scam =/= Xbox Live service being hacked.

Now if I were to write a comment based on facts, I would start by finding facts rather than my own opinions.
insomnium2  +   957d ago
"Tell that to the multitude of people that have had their accounts hacked on Live....No doubt you'll come to MS's defense and spout some crap about phishing"-Catoplepas

"Phishing and hacked are not the same."-Knight_Crawler

Is that self owning knight?
iGAM3R-VIII  +   957d ago
There was fully a video from anon so wtf??
1OddWorld  +   957d ago
The video is nothing but a hoax some one taking credit for a maintenance issue. Even if this was a hack of some sort this still doesn't fit Anonymous-is agenda. If you look at their track record these issues fit the build "Human rights, bigotry, rape, security, racism/sexism". If the hack don't fit you must acquit.

Also, when they do a hack they explain in great detail, so everyone can understand the injustice or wrong doings that have taken place.
rainslacker  +   957d ago
The video which was posted back in Febuary and was used as "proof" that it was Anonymous who did the hack. Wishful thinking(or hoping) by some. It was someone else who put the two together...not Anonymous taking credit for the downtime.
josephayal  +   957d ago
My xbox live is working fine 24/7
SlyFoxC  +   957d ago
is this the thread for how to unclog the kitchen sink?
GetSnooked  +   957d ago
Close, but not quite, you're probably thinking more like this website:
SlyFoxC  +   956d ago
damn it i was way off!
Jazz4108  +   957d ago
Annonymous went after the ps3 not the 360 so deal with it. It was over a month od ps3 being down as well and this is allreay fixed and said to be some unplanned maintanence which happens on services as big as live. If you think they got hacked then try again as that was sony. Ms has been phished alot and so has sony. Annonymous had a huge beef with sony and the reasons they did what they did. They dont bother ms for whatever reason.
Pinkdolphin  +   957d ago
Watch this shit go unnoticed and ps fanboys still believing this bullshitt.
ALLWRONG  +   957d ago
Damn N4G been busted on a lot of wrong lately. Censorship, corrupted mods, lies, and proven bias. It's a wonder this site hasn't been sued.

Funny when this fake news broke yesterday Sony fans were there waving flags and trolling. Now that it's fake, gone! Why are the only ones getting marked for trolling are Xbox fans?
BrianC6234  +   957d ago
This story isn't fake. It did happen. Get your head out of the sand nimrod.
Virus201  +   957d ago
NO ONE hacked Xbox live yesterday. It was down for maintenance and some troll Anon account on twitter with less than 2,000 followers tried to take credit for it by claiming he hacked Xbox live. The real Anonymous quickly said they had nothing to do with the outage. I think you should get YOUR head of of the sand buddy.
evilunklebud  +   956d ago
The integrity of this site is gone.....

They mods are no better than the fanboys that plauge this place.
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Tultras  +   957d ago
Amazing how ' Sony fanboys ', ' Nintendo fanboys ' and ' Microsoft fanboys ' are considered different species of beings altogether.
tiffac008  +   957d ago
And yet they do the same thing, which is to annoy the other fanbase and make the other side look bad than they do. Oh! the irony.
rainslacker  +   957d ago
I think the fan boys on all sides of the fence look foolish most of the time. Also make it harder for those of us who don't really get that into it and try to have reasonable discussions to actually do so, because apparently you can't have a different opinion without being a raging fan boy.
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mmj  +   957d ago
I just posted in another thread to someone saying it couldn't have been attack because it only affected signing in:

"The signing in servers are Xbox Live, all games are P2P aren't they? Xbox Live is like Skynet there is no 'system core' but only AFTER you have signed in.. if you want to bring Xbox Live to its knees you flood the signing in servers with a DDOS attack and this is exactly what happens."
BrianC6234  +   957d ago
I think they actually did do it. Now they're saying conflicting things to throw everyone off.
1OddWorld  +   957d ago
Well by god I think that's all the proof we need. You said "you think they did it" well then they must have.
Case closed.

Some one give this kid a book to read. I cant handle ignorance.
rainslacker  +   957d ago
When Anonymous hacks something, they come out and say they did it, and exactly why they did it. They don't hack for the sake of hacking, they do it for a purpose. As such what's the point in making a point, if no one knows what that point is.
spicelicka  +   957d ago
am i the only one who didn't have any issues with xbl?
Gh05t  +   957d ago
I didnt know anything about it until I popped on N4G last night but I was watching Netflix on my system the whole time so I never tried messaging but I never had sign on problems.
AngryEnglish  +   957d ago
@barb wire your the only person I know that can not sign it, I have not been affected at all by it, wouldn't have even known if I didn't read all the bullshit on here about

Spicelicka same here, and all my mates, not a single issue
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guitar_nerd_23  +   957d ago
Lol if you had to setup Windows 8 PC's all day like me you'd know Microsoft account systems going quirky is nothing new.
southernbanana  +   957d ago
Just read the whole hacking thing was a hoax and Xbox Live had not been hacked but just having technical difficulties such as a server outage. I work in the tech field and find this to be possible. It kind of puts a kink in those for the people in this thread going on about you get what you pay for and thinking PSN is just as secure....
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Mac42o  +   957d ago
I never thought it was them for the sole reason they really have no point to. But don't get it wrong, MS is no safer from them then Sony. These are the same people that hacked the FBI an CIA, you think MS can stop them, then you really are dumb.
southernbanana  +   957d ago
I don't think anyone believes Xbox Live couldn't be hacked and there is no such thing as a 100% secure network. There has been no evidence past and present of any successful hacking of Xbox Live. With that beings said Microsoft uses quite a bit more resources securing Xbox Live than Sony does for PSN and I find it hard to believe PSN's servers are as secure as Xbox Live's. I agree with you Microsoft's network no safer in regards to being hacked by anonymous, but I can almost guarantee Xbox Live is more secure than PSN. It really doesn't mater as both Services are great and I will continue using both of them hacked or not. :)
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_FantasmA_  +   957d ago
LOL paying, I mean wasting all this money on Live to get absolutely nothing in return. I wish I had money to just throw away.
b_one  +   957d ago
still having a problem to trust in ms words after thier GTFO to ppl in that FIFA case.
kingslayer1000  +   957d ago
Hackbox360, what a great console

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