Xbox Live's Director Major Nelson's Account Hacked

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    Kotaku reports that the Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Microsoft's Xbox LIVE online gaming network, has had his Xbox LIVE profile hacked.

    Known by his gamertag Major Nelson, Hryb was part of the Xbox 360 launch team and was one of the first game execs to have a regular podcast and blog.

    The messages appearing in his Name, Location, and Bio fields have varied overnight, and some have been a tad NSFW, but many of them are just advertising for the same hacking services on any account for a flat fee.

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    Hyrb has since taken control of the account with the help of the Xbox Live enforcement team. Stephen Toulouse, director of Police and Enforcement for Xbox Live, is investigating the matter and claims that the attack was specific and specifically targeted to Hyrb's account.

    Whether or not this means that XBL users should be worried about the security of their accounts is still up in the air. Toulouse is still investigating the attack, but lightzz.com has come out and taken responsibility, posting a Youtube video demonstration and offering the service for $60 (USD).

    The video below contains a lot choice language and is probably not safe for work or to watch with young children in the room.

    [video=youtube;hyhPTcjSPlQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyhPTcjSPlQ[/video]
     

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  2. Safinn

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    He sounds like an idiot and why would you want to hack an XBL acount to start with?
     
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    sad life for any1 who hacked his account. man i wonder how long it took them. ^o)
     

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