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Video Daily: Major Nelson's XBL account hacked

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2010 14:11 User comments (19)

Video Daily: Major Nelson's XBL account hacked Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has had his Xbox Live account hacked by a "hacker" calling himself GoDxLiGHTzz. Hryb is the Director of Programming for XBL.
Hryb's account had the name, location and biography information changed.

LiGHTzz also offered to hack "any account" for $60 via PayPal, although it is unclear how the hacker got access to Hryb's account.

In under 24 hours, Major Nelson had his account back, however. "I have control of the account. The enforcement team took care of it."



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19 user comments

129.3.2010 15:23

ha-ha serves you right Mr.invincible.

229.3.2010 15:31

I've always wondered why the voice of Xbox live is some old boring guy, but anyway.... Why would someone pay to hack someone's Live account? What's to gain? Seems like an expensive and lame prank.

329.3.2010 16:13

Is this guy an idiot? Youtube the hack, then offers people the location of contact to pay him $60 to hack any account? Like what a moron, he's as good as caught its a matter of when.

429.3.2010 16:57

screen names on aol can be made up in seconds. the hacker isn't afraid.

529.3.2010 18:03

"I have control of the account. The enforcement team took care of it." The enforcement team, are they the guys who smashed homers computer.

629.3.2010 18:41

youtube already took down the video too... they're crackin down

729.3.2010 20:52

I hate when youtube removes videos even if its not of copyright bs but by Tos. Flaggers and False DMCAers use Tos to censor us and I hate this.

829.3.2010 20:53

This video has been removed for a terms of use violation.

929.3.2010 22:05

I didn't know showing an account being hacked is a term of violation, after all it didn't show how the hack was being done. Ah well..

1029.3.2010 22:49

haha thats funny.

1130.3.2010 6:05

Lol, in your face Nelson!!!! :D :D :D

Well done GoDxLiGHTzz

1230.3.2010 12:08

Originally posted by Tristan_2:
I hate when youtube removes videos even if its not of copyright bs but by Tos. Flaggers and False DMCAers use Tos to censor us and I hate this.
This is not about an account being hacked, it is about a huge network with credit card data and virtual money being hacked in less than a day. Microsoft wants to make it look like it isn't a big deal, but it is. It is no longer just a gaming/communication network. As soon as you start having a bunch of people with virtual currency sitting around, you should start acting with bank-level security.

1330.3.2010 14:26

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Tristan_2:
I hate when youtube removes videos even if its not of copyright bs but by Tos. Flaggers and False DMCAers use Tos to censor us and I hate this.
This is not about an account being hacked, it is about a huge network with credit card data and virtual money being hacked in less than a day. Microsoft wants to make it look like it isn't a big deal, but it is. It is no longer just a gaming/communication network. As soon as you start having a bunch of people with virtual currency sitting around, you should start acting with bank-level security.
that information is stored on another server on a one way network. you can send information but it wont return anything. and if an account was taken over the last 4 digits of your cc number isn't going to do anyone any good.

1431.3.2010 4:30

So then, he never had any access to the microsoft points stored on the account?

1531.3.2010 13:24

Originally posted by KillerBug:
So then, he never had any access to the microsoft points stored on the account?
MS points are about the only thing stored localy, although going back threw my X360 it looks like you can save your cc number localy for future use although this seems optional, not to mention its bad security practice.

162.4.2010 0:59
warpath
Unverified new user

I got my account hacked into but Microsoft didn't get me mine back, they just disabled it....how nice for Major Nelson and benevolent of Xbox Live services.

172.4.2010 4:16

That sounds like a double standard. I feel bad for you warpath.

182.4.2010 5:18
el_golfo
Inactive

i think its pretty cool, im not too savvy on the hacking aspect, but it really does catch my interest and curiosity when i hear about stuff like that. i wish i was smart, lol

192.4.2010 18:40

Originally posted by warpath:
I got my account hacked into but Microsoft didn't get me mine back, they just disabled it....how nice for Major Nelson and benevolent of Xbox Live services.

he also doesn't pay for anything, like a politician who doesn't pay taxes. probably uses a Hacked xbox too.

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