Hacker group LulzSec has released emails and passwords for some people's Xbox Live account info, among other sites and services.
well, seems that everyone is even now.
now compare that to 77 million hacked accounts
too bad no one passwords were taken in the process, but it still can happen sadly enough.
my account is just fine thanks.
was hyperboly. They were talking about possibilities, there isn't even 77 million PS3 owners. Just like with this, there's all types of possibilities. So if you feel safe, more power to you.
Wow. Damage control much?
We need to know if it's even real first.
Doesn't make a difference, does it? This could happen to any company.
"The hacker group Lulz Security is claiming it released log-in information for 62,000 private internet accounts Thursday, including Facebook, PayPal, dating sites, Xbox Live and Twitter." "Responding to the news Friday, PayPal Canada stressed through a spokesman that its site security has in no way been breached. "The hacker acquired usernames and passwords via another, less secure site, and is encouraging criminals to try the username/password combinations on PayPal.com." link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/cana...
@Grenadan I see fanboys are still running off of fear/fud-fueled early rumors. PSN accounts never lost password information, nor credit card information. They were encrypted. Anyway, hopefully it isn't true. This is getting out of hand. They could have been using scam sites to get the info from people. I doubt that a similar thing would happen to LIVE without a similar reaction from MS. Them releasing "some" accounts seems fishy. @Gamingdroid And they probably got their some of their info from "Punch in your info, get free LIVE points!!!!!!" scam sites.
@Grenadan: For one, if you bothered to actually research the issue with PSN, Sony estimated that up to 1 million accounts were at risk, not the entirety of PSN's accounts. For another, this isn't a contest, so troll somewhere else. @telekinectmantis: Although I agree with the spirit of your comment, I feel I should state that you don't need a PS3 to have a PSN account. You can create one on PC and PSP. So 77 million PSN accounts is easily possible. @gamingdroid: You're loving this aren't you? Funny how you haven't yet blamed MS and Facebook and the other sites and services that were hacked for having "poor security". And I'm surprised you've been able to make a comment without your shameless and unwarranted self-promotion.
Xbox Live didn't get hacked, the title is a bit missleading, what happened was, the Developer Brink got hacked and Lulzsec released 60K Emails and Passwords, and people just tried the email and passes on xbox live since most people use the same pass for everything.
@grenadan lulzsec never release the full amount of content they breach..(they weren't the psn hackers) Fact is this proves that XBL is also unsecure, it has been accessed. Just because they didn't release everything, they still proved it's accessible which also means chances are there are other hackers that could be going through all the details now. I mean with lulsec who do it for the lulz as they say, atleast they release the info, you know where people stand with them, the bad part is.. you get hackers who don't release anything and you should worry about them more. Anyways i'll stop here, nothing is un-hackable.. lulzsec did this in a day or a few hours actually. I don't want to happen, but i wouldn't rule out that XBL will get hacked. I mean lulzsec have done this obviously displaying an exploit in the XBL service that's highly likely to spark a few hackers into taking it further.
@xAlmostPro Before making a long paragraph of unsupported statements, read the article, xbox live wasn't hacked, the guy is just looking for hits on his website. Lulzsec post everything on their twitter and they didn't post this, meaning they didn't do it. http://twitter.com/#!/lulzs...
People please read the article. Xbox live wasnt hacked, misleading title. But I can see that a lot of Sony fanboys are secretly praying and wishing hard that it does get hacked.
It doesn't matter if you compare it to 770 million hacked accounts. Fact is, IF this hack actually happened, "some emails and passwords" could just have easily been MILLIONS of emails and passwords. This hacking problem isn't just a Sony problem or a PS3 fanboy problem.. it's a problem for ALL gamers, no matter the platform a gamer chooses. And as gamers - and the true VICTIMS of these hacks - we should encourage and back companies like Sony and Microsoft to hunt down these criminals and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law before it gets even more out of hand.
Why do people have to pretend that all systems/data/networks are equally hackable? Ask any hacker, they're not. Just because PSN got hacked does not automatically mean that Xbox LIVE is just as hackable. I'm sorry, but that is not accurate. No network is completely immune to hacking, but neither are they all equally vulnerable.
Those persons that blamed Sony and did everything they could to tear them down after the PSN intrusion were wrong to do so. They failed to recognize the real culprit. That said, this incident with Xbox Live is unforgivable...on the part of Lulsec. These hackers have been, are, and will be the real enemy of every gamer whether they spend most of their time on PSN, Live, or the PC. Until we get that through our heads, and share ever little piece of information with authorities that may be related to these hacks, then we will continue to suffer. ALL OF US will continue to suffer. Some of you may hate Microsoft and you are laughing over this. Some of you may despise Sony and found the intrusion hilarious. Both groups that think such are idiots. Remember the old proverb: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." And in case you still can't put it together here is a hint. On one side are the gamers and on the other side are these scabs called hackers.
You are STILL bitter? ;) Self promotion my @ss... it's a joke, do you think Sony would be hiring from n4g.com comment section? Anyhow, if it makes you feel better, it's just a disagreement. No reason to go around carrying a grudge even if it is your favorite company. If MS got hacked and personal information got out that was NOT encrypted like birthdates I would blame them too! However, they were quick to respond with an answr, NO HACKING OCCURRED and every indication is third party being compromised. I suppose I could blame MS for consumers using same password and username combination on multiple sites.... /sarcasm
2 Negatives don't make a positive...
They really need to capture these fucking hackers.
funny thing is I change all my passwords last night right after hearing this, even if it is false, its still good to change your password, especially if you been having the same one for the last 3 or 4 years.
@Anarki There's always multiplication...!
:D Live still hack free
*awaiting Cliffy B's awesome incite on how this Xbox Live hack is bad for the industry. Don't hold your breath tough....
first live would need to get hacked! (which it hasnt)
For the record, the file itself says this: "In return for flooding /b/ this morning, have 62,000 passwords and emails. The top half is "password | email", and the bottom half is "email | password"; these are random assortments from a collection, so don't ask which site they're from or how old they are, because we have no idea. We also can't confirm what percentage still work, but be creative or something. Enjoy, and remeber: Lulz Security always delivers. twitter.com/LulzSec" In other words this was not a hack job on Xbox live or any specific site or service just a bunch of random emails they got from /b/. Also, what is being reported is that one of the people who downloaded the list was able to get into someones Xbox Live account, Paypal account etc... Most of the emails on the list are dead ends, don't believe me go check the file out for yourself and try some of them out.
Not really, PS3 was actually down for a month. 360 is still up and running and all i had to do was change my XBL password.
CrimsonEngage...rage much? Get a life internet tough guy.
Psn was down because sony made the tough decision to take it down in order to protect their customers... Stop spinning ant trolling.. Theres are reason your bubble count reflects your common sense quotient....
@CrimsonEngage Dude PSN went down because SONY took it down, the servers in which details were stored had been compromised(still no proof as to what specifically was actually taken, still no evidence that there was CC details used)so they made the tough decision to take it offline. I'd worry more that XBL services have been accessed and microsoft haven't taken it down.. i mean hackers could still be rooting and chances are that now lulzsec who are becoming popular in the hacking scene will spark a few more hackers to hack XBL for the sake of popularity. P.s stop raging on every video, you're a fanboy and an internet 'gangster' lol the worst kind.
I thought Live was secure, that is what you pay for right?
This has nothing to do with xbox live lmao at you ps3 fanboys! hahaha :D People just use the same passwords all the time so people can log into there xbox live accounts after they got there password from other places :D
i think they need to hear that XBL was hack so it backs up their claim that sony had a secure network (which they didn't) and sony did everything in their power to protect people personal information (in which they didn't also) there's a reason why this hasn't been blasted around the internet as sony debacle has and thats because this isn't the same hack as PSN fell to. this is about people being hacked through other sites and they have the same info as live. big difference. if anything sonyfanboys need to worry about PSN being hacked again. i mean they have had their sites hack 10 times in the last three months. thats a big problem right there as it shows that sony has been flagged for most of the hacks and it also shows that sony hasn't really inproved it's security measure when it comes to their online sites. Edit: before sonyfanboy wants to comment and say sony had top notch security in place before the psn outage. even the CEO of sony said it was lacking http://uk.ibtimes.com/artic...
Xbox Live was never hacked. Xbox Live never shut down due to hacking.
Thanks Captain Obvious!
PS3 fanboys seem desperate to releave some of Sony's bad rep by making up lies about XBL. The first comment says everybody iS even LMAO. This is what ps3 fanboys wish for . Psn gets hacked and all these conveintly false reports come out of the woodwork and after Microsoft confirms XBL was not hacked the Sony loyalists write some half baked article trying to trick and confuse the rabid and the stupid making it out like microsoft is hiding a psn size attack PS3 fanboys are you g to do whatever they can to try and slow 369 sales even if that means unlawful slander.
This has nothing to do with Xbox live specifically Its login details in general, for Paypal, Facebook or whatever else people use them for Meaning if there's XBL log in details, there are bound to be PSN log in details.
dang Xbox live HACKED AGAIN! and its a paid service. wtf...M$ get ur sh** together!
Idiot, try reading and using coming sense next time little kid.
Xbox was never actually hacked, these things seriously happened daily where a bunch of people's shit was hacked/keylogged where some of the info happen to be xbox emails and passwords where they were logged from logging onto the site and such, I see these on black market sites ALL the time...thousand of them mixed with tons of different site info. Nothing new here just because some douche hacker posted it.
I can't log in to my XBOX Live? Is XBOX Live under maintenance?
Great, I also just seen where Lulzsec_Ops was taunting JD_2020 about messing with BO servers on twitter as well. Is there no end to this crap?
I dont really care if they messed with black ops.
How do you mess up a game that was already a mess?
Never know...they might accidentally fix the game
How did they get this info if they didnt hack them? Says no where that they actually hacked anything this time but yet they some how they have info on xbox live users?
probably because Hotmail is the most hacked email service in the world
I will never use hot mail again. Let me tell you it a long bad story.
I told you this would happen.
I knew it, MS is next, I'm removing my CC info as i type.
I said they'd be next and I was labeled a troll. We'll see about that.
Well you seem to be paid off by Sony in all your comments, just another fanboy.
Your credit card information will not be stolen...its encrypted. But your account might, so yea I am removing my CC info right now.
You can still steal encrypted information. Just saying. Decryption it is another task.
HAHAHAHAHA that is funny, You can not break 2048 bit encryption, its not possible. For 128-bit 2^128 2 multiplied by 2 128 times over. = 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000 (give or take a couple trillion...) I do not feel like doing the math but if there is a possible 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000 combinations for 128 bit, guess how many combinations there are for 2048 bit? It would take trillions of years to go through all of the possible combinations, so its not possible.
@MRHARDON LoL, you believe that brute-force is the only hacking method?
MRHARDON Let me try to put this bluntly. Did someone make 2048 bit encryption? YES... Well then someone can "break" it. Hackers are the opposite of the people who build your 2048 bit encryption technologies. They know how to make it to, and how to break it. Might be a hard job, but I'm sure it can be accomplished by a hacker with the right skill set.
Good luck removing your CC info if you paid or XBL gold with it - they won't let you.
That's funny, I removed mine just fine after the PSN got hacked. All you have to do is go to the website and change it to Paypal. Paypal accounts are very easy to create and you can tie it to the very credit card that is already on your Live account.
So now my PSN info and possibly my xboxlive info is out there for the taking. Awesome.
you have identity theft insurance from sony though
Will it ever end? These people have nothing better to do than hack people's info that have done absolutely nothing to them? With the abilities and knowledge that these hackers have, why don't they use it for something productive that can actually help people, or improve society in some way.
Oh great, million of articles.
I'm sure these morons aren't untraceable so why doesn't the FBI just kick their fu*king door in (Osama style) grab the nerds and bring them back to HQ for some water boarding fun?!!
i say its about time we hack the hackers!
Hack them literally? Where do I sign up! I think this is a good example that the gaming community should be united against hacking, everyone can be a victim.
This hacking stuff has gone past dumb. @Mods, am i allowed to call granadans comment above dumb without my comment being deleted cause only a dummy would put his mouth on something like that. He's comparing people getting hacked like we're having graphics battle. Infantile