The first sign of trouble appeared in Cory Rogers' Xbox Live Friends list - it suddenly showed a bunch of new names he didn't recognize. He deleted them and didn't give it much thought. Then one of Cory's friends asked when he'd gotten Halo 2. "I didn't," Cory said.
"That's strange," his friend replied. "I saw your Gamertag playing Halo 2 last night."
Travis Connor's problems started when he was suddenly logged off of Xbox Live and couldn't log back in. According to the error message, his password - the one he'd always used - was now incorrect.