Microsoft has moved to clarify that the security of Xbox Live has not been compromised, after hacking group LulzSec published what appear to be personal details and password data from users.
xbox has not got hack because Bill Gates
flawless logic right here!
He's a COD pro, he knows what he's talking about
since when did Bill Gates become one with the Matrix?
so many retarded comments in this article it's truly mind-boggling
If you used better grammar and weren't named "c.o.d.pro", I would have assumed you were going for a clever pun, but I'm guessing you're just trolling. So I'll fix it up for you. Why wasn't xbox live hacked? Because Bill gates it. Get it? Noun then verb. Bill does the gating to keep out hackers. lol
So what they mean is its pretty much been hacked.
very constructive comments
And RROD is within an acceptable industry failure rate so it's not a problem
PSN failure was PS3's RROD. Xbox Live = hack free
HARDLY. It was a serious problem but it lasted a month, and the only real issue was the network was down for a month and caused Sony huge financial loss. Did it affect the consumer financially? NO! (well that depends on whether or not those Call of Duty addicts went to buy a 360 + Live subscription in the meantime). Remind me how long RROD lasted for again? YEARS. And did Microsoft knowingly deny it until they faced lawsuits? YOU BET! RROD has caused many millions of people to spend money on multiple 360 units over the years, 3 year warranty or not. Based on what actually happened and the circumstances involved, RROD was much, much worse.
I don't support hacking but if they did indeed hack xbl why don't they just post the info on their site? Well I went ahead and change my password anyway. Seeing as I had the same password for the two years.
I bet hackers are using the PS3 to preform the trillions of calculations it takes to hack XBlive.
A 40$ core2duo will beat the shit out of cell
ROFL !!! another comment on n4g from a user that hasnt got A CLUE about cpus and their processing power
You know it probably wouldn't... if you make a proper program that uses ALL the SPEs then it would go off flying... and beat the shit out of the core2duo... :P
Thats good. I wouldnt wish what happened on PSN to any Live member even though some of them might deserve it.
Deny, deny, deny... We also didn't put out a console ahead of schedule knowing of potential problems. I had an original XBox and if I had extra money I'd now buy a 360 but I don't, but either way I don't support the decisions that Microsoft has made in the past that are now openly poor choices. But on a note about them possibly being hacked, why would they admit it? They have a history of hiding things, like I'm sure any business does, but why not attempt to capitalize on a huge PR stunt by saying "Your information is safe with us because people attempted to hack us, but unlike our competition, we didn't lose your information'. Not saying this is the case but saying I wouldn't be surprise if they were in fact hacked or at some point are, but I sure hope they aren't. And before the disagree's, I don't support the hacking, I don't want Microsoft to be hacked, and um yeah.
Lulzsec...why would they hide it? Lulzsec would take pride in Hacking XBL
I was saying that Microsoft is denying they were hacked and why I could see them doing so, not Lulzsec.
your hate for MS is so big you deny their clarification, and take it as a lie when lulsec are known to always announce when they hack someone?
Exatly, if Luz hack XB, they would be shouting it of roof tops not telling people to try 65K passwords in the hope one would get you into XBL, twitter etc.
Microsoft means in latin is Lulzsec.
Damn Ms should be in hush don't want to provoke hacker like sony.
Sony was going after pirates when Geohot stepped in as the spokesmen and made it about hackers and general security issues which is when Anonymous came in. As for the current situation it should be interesting to say the least what reactions will be with MS denying the hack while the hackers have what appears to be proof. Keeping XBL up if it is sure could only lead to more information loss which eventually will have to be admitted.
Did you actually read the Luz twitters, or are you just pulling info out of thin air. They did not say they hacked XBL. How about sticking to facts, i.e. what both side have said, not what you wanted them to say
Do you have a link to this proof? The only thing I've heard them say is they had 60k e-mail address from an unknown location and that people have used the list to gain access to Facebook, Paypla, etc where the login details were the same.
Shocking attempt at trolling Godmars. Just shocking.
lol you sound like you want xbox live to go down like psn did. Lol i'm sure if you wish hard enough it will happen. . .in you dreams
well not yet, it is a matter of time anyway.
but why wish it, besides a few trolls i think the community was kind and understanding to the ps3 guys, i know i was, these guys ruined gaming for over a month, why would anyone wish that on us xbox guys, yeah there are some who deserve it but thats a few compared to millions of good people. we shouldnt wish this upon any gamer. moaning about who has a superior game version is one thing, wishing these hackers gets a whole group of people is another.
You guys are hilarious. Stop praying it gets hacked. If either of the two get hacked it'll be PSN again. Multiple people have already said Sony hasn't actually done anything. These people would only know this if they were already inside. Nobody has claimed to hack Xbox Live. Only the Brink servers and website. Which by the way stores PSN info on it as well. So just get over it. Nobody is going to be hacking XBL.
Denial much my friend??News flash nothing is unhackable.
You're right. Nothing is 'unhackable,' though, some takes more time to crack. Therefore, someone might be trying to hack xBox Live, and make progress. However, they may hafta be doing so for hours upon hours, days upon days.. You have to be motivated to hack into something and be consistent, I'd say.
Did I say anything was unhackable? Did you read those words? No. I said it before, I'll say it again. Nobody is hacking XBL.
i say let the sonyfanboys have one. they are desperate for it to happen anyway. i mean sony had their sites hacked 10 times in 2 months and over 100 million accounts stolen. let them sleep good tonight and give them one
They didn't hack Xbox Live. They got emails & passwords from OTHER websites, and said try the same combination on other sites to try your luck.
Why do these websites seem to want to make a challenge off this to these tw*t hackers anyway haven't people already had enough fanboy wars aside, I enjoy gaming on all my platforms and everytime these gits do something they take away from my personal enjoyment and im sure everyone elses. Ive no time for them so why does everyone else seem to have seem to be so entriqed by these fools.
I want everyone to know this, if Xbox Live was ever to be hacked as the same scope as the PlayStation Network, Microsoft would never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, admit it.
I beg to differ. They aren't that stupid, imagine the lawsuits.
This discussion is ridiculous. Lulzsec got the data from other sources, they never claimed they got from xbox live, they just encouraged people to try on xbox live because a lot of people use the same password and email accross multiple sites. It's likely some of those logins will work on PSN as well (although less likely than xbox live since most accounts are from the US and Canada, and XBL is more popular there) xbox live is not impervious to hacks, all someone needs to do is put some effort into it, but this isn't the case.
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