Hackers target Live players, says BBC

Friday, 20th February 2009 11:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to this BBC report, “Xbox Live is being targeted by malicious hackers selling services that kick players off the network.”

These services, apparently, are “proving popular with players who want a way to get revenge on those who beat them in an Xbox Live game.”

Halo 3 players are a popular target for the attacks, says the piece.

Microsoft’s investigating the claims and will ban Live users found guilty of illegal player-expunging.

Full thing through there. Thanks, Roybott.



  1. pleasant_cabbage

    Nerdy Oafs. Halo has always been a playground for hackers and griefers. H2 was practically unplayable near the end imo for all the lagging/standby super jumping perfect shotting bores.

    Fifa 09 has been pissing me right off with the kicking, griefing and general pissing around by fuck wits. I don’t understand it, mostly.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    How does this even work, then? DNS attacks or something?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mildrop

    Hmm this is an interesting one, M$ have always managed to leave exploits in everything they ever do.

    Will find out and report back

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tiger Walts

    Probably just packet bombs the player’s IP on the ports that XBL uses. Causes them to timeout and drop.

    Using the term ‘hack’ in this story is incorrect.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Roybott

    Yeah its essentially DNS or packet flooding, directed at the player’s IP on the port XBL uses.

    It’s not an exploit left in by Microsoft, infact its not anything todo with XBL it could be done on PSN or any PC game in the exact same way.

    #5 6 years ago

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