Larry Hryb, best known as Major Nelson, the Director of Xbox LIVE has had his gamertag profile hacked and those responsible have posted a Youtube video to brag about their efforts. The video contains explicit language throughout and is shown below.
Stephen Toulouse, Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE, said “it was an attack directly targeted towards Major Nelson” which has since been fixed. The hacker and his website claiming responsibility are also taking payments to hack other accounts for $60.00
Xboxic has contacted Major Nelson by email to enquire if he thinks that further security features could be implented in the future to safeguard accounts. Email addresses and passwords are clearly not enough to secure you from potential account loss, which addresses the issue if any of our gamertags are really 100% safe!
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Thanks to Jonah Falcon for this news submission.