Coutee told Eurogamer today that Microsoft has tightened security on the site behind the scenes.
"Shortly after IGN posted the Microsoft response (on Friday), the server over at Xbox.com started handling the brute force script differently," Coutee said.
"Before, it would just let you try over and over. But now it seems that, even though I'm still able to use the link to get past the CAPTCHA, they handle the sign-in request on the server in a way that it will stop replying after about 20 attempts. To me, this seems like they tightened security but didn't make any noticeable changes on the front-end so they could discredit me.”
"Good news is that at least they lengthened the time it would take to brute-force Live IDs,” he added.