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Submitted by Abriael 182d ago | news

Hackers Take Control of Xbox's Official Twitter and Instagram Accounts for About Three Hours

Looks like there's no peace for Microsoft's official twitter accounts lately. After the mishap happened a few weeks ago, today a hacker group called Syrian Electronic Army took control of the @XboxSupport Twitter account, claiming to have hacked the @Xbox one as well and the console's official Instagram account. (Xbox One)

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GamerXD  +   182d ago
What do these goddamn hackers get for hacking?
Abriael  +   182d ago | Well said
Some want visibility, some thrive on trolling, others simply like to show they can. All are scum.
Kayant  +   182d ago
Yep. I seem to remember don't these guys do some other high-class twitter high jacking in the past? Can't remember what accounts they got.
TomShoe  +   182d ago
This hacker group sucks. We should force them to go into the sun and exercise!
Eonjay  +   182d ago
Compared to the DDOS attacks this really seems very haremless. As long as they don't interfere with people being able to play their games.
amiga-man  +   182d ago
Thats impossible according to fanboys there is no power in the world capable of hacking theirs systems.

All systems can be hacked it's just a shame these people haven't got something more constructive to do with their lives.
thekhurg  +   182d ago
Hacks like this are funny. The ones that shut down servers and services to gamers aren't.

Troll MS/Sony twitter/instagram? Funny.
Shut down Xbox Live or PSN? Eat shit.
CrossingEden  +   182d ago
@amigaman Microsoft doesn't own twitter or have any sort of special protection on their twitters.
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Nicxel  +   182d ago
@amiga-man

I didn't realize MS owned Twitter and Instagram...smh don't try to jump the gun on "fanboys" so quick next time haha.
Ritsujun   182d ago | Trolling | show
UltimateMaster  +   182d ago
This is getting annoying, really fast.
iceman1346  +   182d ago
some people just want to watch the world burn
XiSasukeUchiha  +   182d ago
Damn feeling for sorry Xbox getting there twitter hacked by some stupid hackers
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fattyuk  +   182d ago
"some people just want to watch the world burn"

For some reason that just made me think of fallout 3.
yeahokchief  +   182d ago
I feel like chicken tonight. like chicken tonight.

Some people just want chicken tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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JeepGamer  +   182d ago
"Some men just want to watch the world burn."
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   182d ago
They get dualshockers to tell everyone about them.

Publicity for the hackers

low tier game journalism for dualshockers

it's a win-win
Hicken  +   182d ago
Cuz wccftech.com and gamepur.com are just dualshockers.com...
TAURUS-555  +   182d ago
they hack beacuase they can..as simple as that. im sure it must feel nice to do it.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   182d ago
Some men...just wanna watch the world burn
DarkLordMalik  +   182d ago
Microsoft has regained control again and removed the tweets made by the hackers. Ah well, it got these guys their two minutes of fame.

Or not.....
https://twitter.com/XboxSup...

Edit: Lol, seems like the hackers have control to one of the accounts while someone other keeps removing their tweets :p.
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miyamoto  +   182d ago
What a mess, eh?
trickman888  +   182d ago
Dumb hackers
shivvy24  +   182d ago
If only their skills went into use to prevent hacking :/
ginsunuva  +   182d ago
There was no skill involved.

Someone guessed their passworld was Microsoft3 after finding out the previous one was Microsoft2.

If that's skill, then I'm doing pretty well in life..
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LogicStomper  +   182d ago
Dammn. I wonder what their next password will be...
shadowT  +   182d ago
They are still posting Tweets and MS is deleting again..
@amiga-man what has your comment got to do with the article?
How is Twitter an MS system?
And you dare refer to people as fanboys?
Guess if MS page on facebook gets hacked too, it must mean that they compromised Microsoft systems.

No network is completely hack proof including Xbox Live and that's just the fact of life.
ZeoN  +   182d ago
Hackers are just a another infectious bacteria on the earth. Some good, some bad.
NoWayOut  +   182d ago
Hackers got small dicks. Hscking makes them feel big in the pants.
Gore-Content  +   182d ago
I hate Microsoft. But I hate hackers even more.
MegaRay  +   182d ago
I dont like MS too but, why do you hate them?
Gore-Content  +   182d ago
They're bad winners.
Onenyte  +   182d ago
Complete utter scumbags.
TristanPR77  +   182d ago
I don't like Microsoft but I don't get happy about this. Hackers cause problems to all us gamers, they should be punished for their actions.
CELLA  +   182d ago
i see a law for this soon
iNFAMOUZ1  +   182d ago
Ya right suuuuuuureeee they were hacked
KontryBoy706  +   182d ago
People say "why are hackers doing this" and "why don't they use their skills to prevent hacking"? LOL maybe this is their way (even though it sucks hard for us) of trying to get hired? LOL I know the government has hired hackers after being hacked so much... that's how GeoHot (George Hotz) got a gig
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MCTJim  +   182d ago
So this tells me their Twitter account was hacked not Microsoft.
GraveLord  +   182d ago
You can't say they don't deserve it. Better to hack a Twitter account than to hack Xbox Live. This way people who own an Xbox don't get affected.
DFogz  +   182d ago
Saw all the #SEA and thought, what does Sony Entertainment America have to do with this?
Then I realized Sony is SCEA, and this was Syrian Electronic Army *facepalm
extermin8or  +   182d ago
Hacking can have a purpose. Reverse engineering security sofrware and letting a company know the flaws how long it took how to fix it etc is good and some people actually make a living off such job. Pissing off gamers seems dangerous though someone who hacks for a loving likely loves gaming. Also likely game on steam and at least one console if not more. Piss them off and they might just turn thekr skills to messing with you happened a few weeks back... thought rhay'd have learnt
urwifeminder  +   182d ago
Awesome keep up the great work you old hackers.
PhinneousD  +   182d ago
This doesn't effect me.
corvusmd  +   182d ago
At least it wasn't XBL
Bonerboy  +   182d ago
Oh no! Not Twitter and Instagram! ....yawn....
cyphertech  +   182d ago
Massive internet freedom restrictions coming at you soon
SpideySpeakz  +   182d ago
The Kinect is next on the list.
ChazzH69  +   181d ago
What a waste of an afternoon, those hackers should go out and kick a ball around or prance around a field with daises in their hair. Just kidding, but still it is a waste of time.

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