Major Nelson’s Gamertag gets hacked

Monday, 29th March 2010 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Xbox’s Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson, has had his Live profile hacked.

His location, bio and name said that any Live account could be hacked for $100 via PayPal, adding in the hacker’s Skype name and “IM A FAGGOT”.

Hyrb has regained control of his profile, but since then website has said it carried out the attack.

Per Twitter, Live enforcement and policy director Stephen Toulouse has said he’s looking into the matter further.

As for Nelson: “A fun last night at PAX East! Thanks to everyone who has asked, but my account it now fine. Thx to @Stepto and team who are investigating,” he tweeted.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Erthazus

    XD Owwwwwwwwwwwwww

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Hazxxorz be having some bitchin’ skillz, innit.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    It never fails to astound that people who have the skills to defeat all manner of military-grade internet security systems apparently don’t have the ability to string a decent sentence together.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Redh3lix

    $3 for any account to be hacked! Bargain!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Mike

    Blerk: That’s because people have different skills. Some good with their hands, others like reading etc.

    I don’t know what’s astounding about it it, tbh.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. daytripper

    saw the youtube video with the guy claiming to have something to do with it, embarrassing to say the least. I hope hackers get their heads chopped off by the Kurgan from Highlander.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. N.E.R.D

    i think they dont even have heads

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Kerplunk

    I hope things like credit card details aren’t part of the information that these account hackers could get access to.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Droid

    It doesn’t take a genius to use a keylogger. Any muppet can use them. Seems like Major Nelson is a bit too gung-ho with his password details on random untrusted pcs/xboxs perhaps.

    #9 5 years ago

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