The hacker calls himself "Predator," and he used "social engineering techniques" to hack Xbox LIVE and didn't employ any "programs," he told Joystiq this afternoon.
wow, self-righteous aren't they
Shoot on sight.
when you pay for XboxLive, but wth is this?? You dont even get dedicated servers for gaming. you get no MMOs, no Steam and etc... and now it is confirmed that it isnt secured?? what do people exactly pay for??
take your 1 bubble and go away douche
talk about being a dick!...these lowlife hackers I mean!
xbox live devlopers can have dedicated servers if they want to. But the live built in service is so good most dont. Games like battlefield,and FF 11 use their own dedicated servers. But look at the ps3 games when there servers go down now you got a worthless game you cant play online.I bought calling all cars and now its a worthless game. Warhawk is still running though enenthough i dont play it anymore. But since i dont game on xbox too much now since im all pc again since the live price increase. I may go and play me some warhawk when i get bored lol. The orginal xbox live was so good even when a game is dead and gone you can still play online. Thats the man advantage of p2p. Right now people are still playing perfect dark zero even though its a launch game. People where still playing rainbow6 3 untill old live was shut down.
Wait, doesn't everyone here love hackers? Oh that's right, only when they're hacking PS3/PSN. So what exactly are you guys paying for because for damn sure it isn't security. I love life and the karma it dishes out.
@DualConsole so what about the people who have PS Plus. Are they anymore safe than a Xbox Live Gold member? Seems to me hackers are having a field day with Sony! So I dont think any info is safe from hackers, be it on your xbox,ps3 or PC, paid for or free anything can get hacked!
Yay for hackers!!!! I don't know why everyone hates them so much. I will support them until the day I die!! SARCASM
Now thats how you use a sarcasm tag
maybe now those who disagree in these hacker articles will wake up and see the light. maybe they'll finally see that hackers arent looking out for us gamers but for themselves, and the means to screw over us gamers who want nothing to do with them. hackers are not good for the industry and if you believe so then you need a head examine. @wray you dont have to agree or disagree thats your choice all i know is hackers no are good for the industry.
Better agree with you if we know what's good for us huh?
You are using 1 person as a brush to paint all hacker catch yourself on, just because 1 hacker does bad things doesn't mean they all do.
wow more hacker articles. I thought this was news 4 gamers not news for hackers.
I agree, the attention feeds these scumbags... Hey do what you wish with your own console but when it comes to XBL and PSN, you are affecting gamers that just want to do thier hobby in peace
Remind me of elementary schools. So childish. Which reminds me, what is the name of your favorite teacher?
Remind me of the teacher union movements in Chicago. Everyone is afraid that their "rights" will be taken because of what happened in Wisconsin. So they take "action" everywhere. LOL, Illinois is even more broke (No....in DEBT) than Wisconsin. Similarly, hackers are threatening everyone to gain power of persuasion. Fear and propaganda will be the death of us all. Or at least the debt of us all. (Oh, and sorry for being so "heartless" for wanting our economy to be healthy overall. I hope my "greed" hasn't interfered with your quest for a quick raise that no one can afford.)
well i think in context of what they're doing they're making a point. sure it's arrogant, but it does show the lack of security on XBL accounts I know if someone hacked a Sony Repressentative's account sony would make security patches and fix the problem right away. Not only because it's the professional thing to do, but to also insure the safety of users on PS3. Hopefully xbox does a little more security wise if they can. on a side note: how embarrassing for that guy lol
Wolves in sheep's clothing.
seriously, that's so funny! +bubbles!
F these Hackers, wow seriously? Why the hell do they need to steal other people accounts? This is just BS, hacking a console is one thing but to go out and steal other people information and ruin gaming experience. Wow Hackers are ruining XBL and PSN. I don't think us Gamers should stand by, they say they are doing justice by allowing the system to be open, but hey most people like to be protected, otherwise we wouldn't have locks on our house or banks vaults protecting stuff we secure. I know they are completely different things, but the idea of having a protective lock is what matters. Break into a console, then you ruin gaming the experience and potentially risk customers information (credit cards, Names, Address). Like i said i don't think us Gamers should stand for this, yeah you can blame both parties for bad security (IDK if they are bad), but i say blame the hackers the most. Put it this way, for most true hackers, This is a sport. They don't want the features or anything, they just want to crack the system and then become famous for it.
It sucks that pitchforks and torches went out of style, because undoubtedly our justice system can't/won't do anything about this.
All systems are inherently insecure unless it has no contact to the outside world, but then the system is most likely is useless. With that said it is MS responsibility to secure their own sh!t. What did stood out to me is this though: 'And this isn't his first success, Predator claims. "I've done many illegal things on Xbox -- I've taken Trixie360's account, 15 Original Gamertags, 4 H3 Pro's [Halo 3 pros], and a few randoms," he told us. He also notes in his video that he's had "over 35" console bans, and points out that, as a result, Toulouse "had it coming, man." Predator, however, remains unconcerned about his own fate. He notes after explaining his past exploits that nothing has happened to him so far.' Essentially in this instance, MS isn't making a big stink out of it and drawing more attention to themselves. I remember they invited some of the "jailbreak" wp7 people over and convinced them to remove the "jailbreak". That is the way to handle it. Also, I want to point out that not all hackers are bad. It's like saying because somebody played video games are violent, then suddenly all video gamers are bad. Remember in a large society, it only takes a few to poison the pond! edit: I missed it initially, but the account was hacked outside of MS servers.....
ms along with other companies seem not to care about the hackers. They are in the mentality that if they dont say anything they will move onto other things. They really need to standup for themselves and their customers.
Standing up for their customers is to make the best decision for the company and their customers. That means not to draw attention unnecessarily and fight the actual bad guys, the evil doers.
Would it be dumb to use what Amazon.com or Ebay is using for purchases through PSN or Live? They seem to have a very secure system setup. (At least it seems that way to me) Is that even possible? Although Sony & Microsoft shouldn't have to, they really need to find a more secure way to protect from these theives & Cheaters that are infesting Live & PSN. These retards should get a nice kick to the teeth every day of their existence.
These hackers are pissing me off. These losers need to lose their virginity.
Castration would be more fitting. They don't deserve to lose their virginity
Hackers are going crazy lately. Not even a closed system such as XBOXlive is safe from them. And sony is taking a hit as well. Only Nintendo are left.
The Nintendo Wii has been hit hard already.
The Wii has been hacked.
I was referring to the recent wave of attacks on the 360 and PS3.
Well the kid has nothing else going for him in life so he decides to fuck over other people. You're so cool "Predator"! I'm going to drop out of College to be just like you! Not.
Really sucks that true gamers cant enjoy their consoles and games becuse of fucking hackers.
Bunch of WANKERS.
What's interesting is that the article states that he use social engineering to get to Toulouse's account. Which means someone had loose lips somewhere. Just how secure are they over there with passwords?
.. It says right there in the bio " OMFG, JACKED BY PREDATOR .. I WILL JACK ANY ACCOUNT FOR PAYPAL OR ALERTPAY " and he's claiming to be a White Knight? ..... realllllllyyyyy??? What a dumbass.
One can only think that MS logs when you modify information and unless this hacker is really smart then his IP could be tracked from that log. However he is probably hiding behind some firewall or proxy like a little b*tch.
why are these so-called hackers so desperate for attention? they seem really childish and socially deprived.
What so sad about it is Anyone can do it. It is an exploit of MS automated server repines to an email which sends Password and gamertag info.
Wow he says on his youtube page "I rest my name as Xbox Live's greatest account jacker." I guess he's seeing all the attention GeoHot and others are getting and decided he would like to shine a little bit too.
refers to hacking into and controlling various industry databases (or the threat of), promising to release control back to the company if funds are received or some other demand is satisfied. Similarly, the subject will threaten to compromise information about consumers in the industry database unless funds are received.
I know there's a recession and everything but it can't be THAT expensive to have a life
Dont hack innocent people's account , just hack MS employee accounts ,if you have to :D
Why would he take that risk? Thats him asking for serious trouble, ms may not care too much for a few people being hacked. But mess with their staff and youre talking trouble.
Now Xbox hackers are on the rise. It'll be funny if we see simultaneous court cases from Sony and Microsoft.
i doubt microsoft will do anything like that.
They're too scared of the hacker fury.
Microsoft generally dont go the legal route when they try to stop hacking. If they did C4Eva(360 Firmware hacker) would have been in court a long time ago
Microsoft isn't going to cry over this, I hate when people call this "hacking" I mean so many people choose easy passwords to their accounts, birthdays, middle names, parents names. All things easily enough to look up on the internet. The Internet and computers make the world very, very small.
Yeh but you think someone like an Xbox Live policy enforcement lead would be smart enough to avoid using those
You'd be surprised. I work at my college, and the administrator password to the college of business was..... business After 7 months it was changed. But still.
when microsoft the evil corporation sue this poor misunderstood hacker please will you donnate money and help the fight da corporations!
if he was serious he would send this to MS not to the media. he has no intention of getting a job. he does this for money so he will go to jail. he has screwed any chance by bragging like a typical self obsessed hacker. his mouth says one thing but his actions say the opposite.
Why have all these hackers turned into cyber terrorists. If you want to hack your own console go ahead, it's yours. But don't share it with the rest of the world so people who know nothing about hacking can mass pirate games or hack into people accounts.
I do kinda hate Xbox Live for its relatively piece-of-crap points system among many other things, but I'd rather not have my crap disappear on me thanks. I'll support hackers when I know exactly what they are doing and what there motives are. If they sound good, I'll just *thumbs up* and then be on my way.
As I said before... All these hackers have to be put in jail...
End of day as with Sonys stuff when they start to fuck around with stuff people have paid for, Be that a parent for a child are a persons wages at the end of the week. They are overstepping everyline there is. If you see someones clothes out on the washing line and see that person owns a top you have have wanted for a while. For one reason are another you have not been able to afford that top. Don't mean you jump the back fence and rob that guy of his top that he worked to get. What makes these hackers any different than that when they start attacking peoples personal property.
360 hackers are bad but at least they don't have Anonymouse on a revenge quest.
Ill disagree m8 but ill tell you my reason for it as long as people think its ok for them to hack as long as they don't go on quests etc they will always continue. Hense theres little are nothing we can do about it i know that. But at least we can say we don't like the fact there there to fuck up things that we have brought with are own money are hell be it someone else has brought. Some people will set back and say as long as there not doing it to me why should i care. That person one day could be you are me.
lol, so guessing a password is considered hacking these days?
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