Xbox Live not hacked

[UPDATE] Microsoft confirms no breach to security of online service has taken place.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft confirmed with GameSpot that Xbox Live has not been hacked.

"Xbox Live has not been hacked," a company representative said. "Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox Live service."

The original story follows below

A hacker going by the name Reckz0r today claimed to have cracked Xbox Live, exposing confidential information for around 47 million users.

In a note posted on Pastebin, the hacker claimed to have "brutally owned" Xbox Live a few days ago, but decided to publish the data today.

Writing on Twitter, Reckz0r said Microsoft stores its passwords in a plaintext format. This person described the disbanded hacking group Lulzsec as "friends."

A Microsoft representative has told GameSpot to expect comment from the company shortly.

The hacking claims come just two days after Microsoft announced its next-generation platform, the Xbox One.

Discussion

1758 comments
Lazy_Marine
Lazy_Marine

I hate dlc and the whole season pass crap it causes a lot of people to miss out on extra story elements, also it just never feels like its worth the money. However I understand with rising inflation and rising operational costs developers are forced to find other ways to remain profitable so I don't blame them. The only other way is to raise retail full game price to $90, which the market would reject.

laserrobe
laserrobe

At least i havent heard of anyone near me getting the credit cards taken.

laserrobe
laserrobe

Plaintext passwords really Microsoft.

AshTrai
AshTrai

Stores it's passwords in plaintext? ahahaha.
Totally made up drivel :p

B_STATS
B_STATS

I doubt it. You don't pay for LIVE just to get hacked liked Sony. And if there is some hacker out there taking my info I'll be tearing out his throat. Literally.

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

once again people are idiots and will say anything to get attention...

Ben Colvin
Ben Colvin

They're not PSN so they didn't get hacked

rob42164
rob42164

I just read something that made more sense....the fee that is to be paid for playing a used game is paid by the RETAILER, not the consumer...that makes more sense.  So in other words when you buy a used game it will be able to be played for the purchase price. They are doing this so they can make money on used game sales...it's not a bad as it seems.  The online connection will wipe the access you have to the sold game.  This has to be what they meant by all this....because suggesting a person pay full retail for a used game is ridiculous. The reactivation fee was probably a little high. 

Still not happy about the kinect connection and I'm not sure my living room will even work with kinect anyways.

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2013/05/24/players-reportedly-wont-need-to-pay-an-activation-fee-to-play-used-xbox-one-games-retailers-will/

Nate401
Nate401

some eraser head who threatened to kill me over XBL for not meeting up with him told me about some asian website where you can use someones credit for 10 min specifically on XBL. IDK about you guys but I like MP the honest way. I told Biz Markies festive cousin to find the cream of sum yung gy elsewhere! I dont need free MP- but that show a security breach.

tduhon07
tduhon07

Microsoft should have replied with.

"Who do we look like? Sony?"

blackace
blackace

Reckz0r got owned it seems. 

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

People are so immature. I own both systems and i wouldn't wish this on anyone so i really think you fanboys need to grow up :|

Jeremy Ross
Jeremy Ross

Obviously they're gonna cover it up so they don't look bad :P

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

If these people really want to act like Robin Hood, then I have a much better idea for them! Try hacking the sources of the Third World debt and return it to NIL?

Then once they come out of jail, they can have all the respect of the people and we could throw a ticker tape parade for them? What the hell, they can even wear green tights and sport a lovely feather, in their cap!

Then we can all join hands at the end, Paul McCartney can sing, Bob Geldof WON'T and Nelson Mandela can present our "Freedom Hackers," with a joyful medal, then we can all bow down worship them by kissing their feet!

WE WILL ALL LIVE IN HARMONY!

We can dream...

Seriously, these guys are simply attention seeking wannabes! Doing something worthwhile like that, would never enter their little heads! By defending them, you're encouraging them, please show some common sense?

jameson425
jameson425

I'd like to hack the 30 trillion dollars that is hidden in Asia and Switzerland, and get this country out of debt and then ban all politicians, then turn everyone into nerds... 

jonmar
jonmar

I'm so bored with hearing about someone hacking Live, PSN, Steam or any other gaming company and then boasting about it like it makes them some sort of internet big-shot or genius. Even worse are the hacker groupies who come to these comments sections and have little orgasms every time an article mentions hacking. They think these people are somehow special or some kind of modern day Robin Hoods or real life Philippe Masses.

If these people were such big cyber badasses and SIGINT geniuses then why aren't they out there hacking the NSA or the CIA? The answer is because they know if they even had a dream about it they would never get out of gitmo.

Mohamed Menshawy
Mohamed Menshawy

I hope we will get free Xbox live points and subscriptions..

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

fist statement from sony was : ""we werent hacked" and 10 days later they turned PSN down :LOL:


good job.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

They said it twice that means a breach happened they just can't take the cashcow Xbox live gold down.

Goemons
Goemons

M$ ARE PISSING ALL OVER IT'S SUBSCRIBERS AND THEN YOU HAVE XBOX1 TIME TO JUMP SHIP LITTLE SHEEP.

DrKill09
DrKill09

"It will be.  It WILL be." - Yoda 

meatz666
meatz666

"Xbox Live not hacked"... But it should.
So we show them who's in charge of the gaming industry.

Dustin Young
Dustin Young

read the hackers messages. He sounds like like your typical anti-social nerd with delusions of persecution and grandeur. Homeboy, get down off your cross, use the wood to build a bridge and get over it.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

sounds like a buthurt kiddy as usual.

these hackers think they are some force of good but just more of a pain in the ass for us average joes.

Luis Torres
Luis Torres

Also look how long it took to hack!!!! Sony was hacked fast!

Luis Torres
Luis Torres

I love to read the comments of all the PS3 fan girls. So funny. I guess when u have a system (ps3) last gen, I would be mad all the time too.

Sam_021
Sam_021

Microsoft is trying so hard to make people talk about Xbox LOL

Robydul Bhuiyan
Robydul Bhuiyan

no no no xbox its the ultimate console...never can be hacked right?

obsequies
obsequies

sounds to me like propaganda. They are claiming something didn't happen to live right after their website and origin got hacked at the event. This is all advertising, trying not to seem like losers. For all we know maybe there was obsoletely no hack attack at all and they are just saying "oh hey we didn't get hacked" just to sound good

senjutsu
senjutsu

@Ben Colvin Any server can get hacked. Hell even Google, Microsoft and Amazon's servers went down totally at least once. And they have far better and bigger infrastructure compared to XBL...

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@Ben Colvin  

PSN is such a weird network i ever seem.

sirk1264
sirk1264

Hacking live hurts the consumers in the end. If you want to hurt Microsoft then do it without hurting the consumers who having nothing to do with it.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@Sam_021 Yah sony took a month to do it too last year, but that didn't help :D

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Robydul Bhuiyan Ummm...yo know the difference between a console and their service?

MjnE
MjnE

@sirk1264 uhm.. by supporting M$ the ppl on live are the source of the problem..

jonmar
jonmar

@MjnE @sirk1264 Rofl that's the exact same excuse terrorists use when they bomb a bus full of school children. Nice job at failing.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@meatz666 @nickpeck36 @Sam_021 Well they should have taken it down for longer because PSN still sucks monkey balls. Slower than fuck, slow PS store (hardware caused), horribly unreliable achievement synching.....shit I'd hack PSN if it meant I got a quality service.