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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

When and How Xbox Live was hacked!
Posted by GaryOPA | May 24 11:52 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
Yesterday news broke that Xbox Live was hacked, but the 'pastebin' was fishy no solid proof!

But today, exclusive proof was given to Maxconsole that the 'hackers' had access to Xbox Live Source Code over 6 to 7 months ago, even tho Microsoft claims everything is OK and SAFE, is it really?

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Yesterday, a tweet by 'Reckz0r' pointed everyone to a 'pastebin' where he claimed he dumped all 48 million Xbox Live users and offered up a 6gb file as proof, but it was soon figured out the 'file link' was just an hoax and the actual story smelled very fishy at best, and Microsoft soon confirmed to 'GameSpot' that Xbox Live was NOT hacked, and everything is secure.

Now this is not the first time a story broke with Xbox Live claiming to be 'hacked' and then later Microsoft claims it is all A-OK and keep gaming along, back in 2011 the newspaper SUN claimed there was a huge 'Xbox Cyber Fraud' and Microsoft was even doing an cover-up on it, later on Microsoft backtracked and said it was just all 'social engineering' and 'kiddies' were giving out their own personal info that was why they were getting 'hacked', and security is secure on Xbox Live, but just to make sure they added more protocols to made it harder to change your info, if you had been duped into giving out info to these so-called 'phishing' attempts.

But today MaxConsole was contacted by an professional security auditor that of course wishs to remain anonymous and has offered up to us exclusive proof as 'screenshots' taken via 'TeamViewer' of an actual 'hacker' (which is rumored to be ex-employee) getting into the Xbox Live system via its 'Source Code', which using an actual Microsoft VPN connection, and this they were told all took place about 6 to 7 months ago, during an operation to 'steal money' from various companies, and since then all those involved have been raided by the FBI and Secret Service.

So does this mean Xbox Live is really safe and secure? -- You decide yourself after looking at the 'pictures'!

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More pictures available at the EXCLUSIVE NEWS SOURCE link below:

News-Source: EXCLUSIVE: When and How Xbox Live was Hacked! (via) MaxConsole







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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Looks like some more fake bullshit to me smile.gif
Also, anyone else bothered by the writing style on this piece? It uses "quotes" around "random things" for "no apparent reason" other than to emphasize "Hey this may be complete bullshit, this is just what this guy is saying". Also, you like how the screenshots of the supposedly internal MS utilities show applications that all just have the generic icon C# apps get when you build them in Visual Studio and don't bother to add an icon?

Real hacking incidents are generally provable via leaked data, since its very easy to fake things like screenshots. None of the elements of this story make a whole lot of sense, so it seems like more BS from people unhappy with the Xbox One launch announcements who are doing this in some misguided effort to somehow discredit Microsoft.

-EDIT-

Also, that IP address shown in the picture is owned by Comcast Communications.
You can run a reverse whois against it using any of the public WHOIS utilities, such as
http://whois.domaint...om/76.115.137.4

Complete BS!!!

Edited by slumberpod77, 24 May 2013 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

I wished it was true. SOMENOE PLZ SCREW ALL M$ SERVERS.

But that look very FAKE.

Pics proof nothing, and what god damn hacker takes full screenshots of their M$ windows environment??? biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE(guily666 @ May 24 2013, 02:43 PM) View Post

I wished it was true. SOMENOE PLZ SCREW ALL M$ SERVERS.

But that look very FAKE.

Pics proof nothing, and what god damn hacker takes full screenshots of their M$ windows environment??? biggrin.gif
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Not from an 'hacker' it was teamviewer, the hacker was asking for help from a friend, all tho he didn't know the friend was really an 'security auditor', as such the info was recorded for future legal action, its call a sting operation...

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Why is no major video games website covering this? Because it's bogus...
maxconsole is doing a bang up job click baiting

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

A few people around the world have told me basically the 'screenshots' show what is called an XBLOB, which is 'virtual machine' for working on new Xbox Live apps and testing them by connecting to an '360 dev kit' so really this is not hacking the actual Xbox Live server, but interfacing to one that you are running on your PC using 'Hyper-V' virtual technology.

The following info is taken from Microsoft Xbox Engineering Blog about how it all works:

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It's Virtually Xbox LIVE

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Xbox engineer working on new Xbox LIVE features? Of the number of behind-the-scenes challenges we try to tackle at Xbox LIVE, one that affects us every day is the ability for us to develop and test our work efficiently and independently without affecting the progress of our fellow developers. Being able to experiment and try out various ideas without having to worry about affecting other developers allows us the freedom to get creative with how the Xbox 360 connects and interacts with the Xbox LIVE services. This also enables us to help make sure our features are working correctly before releasing the bits to our production servers.

Mini Xbox LIVE

The Xbox LIVE service actually consists of various web services, databases, programs, and tools that span a large number of servers. Some machines are built to store large amounts of data, some specialize at processing data, and others are designed to be efficient at routing and distributing data traffic to the machines. From the development team’s side, we own and develop all of these services and interactions. We usually work on multiple parts of this system at the same time, making it crucial for us to make improvements and introduce new parts without affecting other developers.

And so as part of our development process, we host our own miniature, test versions of Xbox LIVE on one machine, cleverly named by one of our team members as an “XBLOB” (Xbox LIVE on One Box). Because we each have our own separate version of Xbox LIVE, we can experiment, develop and make changes without affecting anyone else. There are many parts involved in making XBLOBs possible, such as:
  • Getting all the key services and processes to run in the same machine given limited memory and CPU resources
    (It’s only one [virtual] machine!)
  • Making sure our developers are able to easily set-up and keep these machines up-to-date
    (Gotta develop with the “Latest & Greatest”!)
  • Having good sample test data in the databases to represent the real Xbox LIVE servers yet small enough to fit in our hard disks
    (Millions of users = A lot of data! Even bogus ones)

In this post, I am going to talk about how our developers set up and make use of their own XBLOBs using virtual machines running on Hyper-V virtualization technology.


You can read more about how XBLOB works at the following location:

NEWS SOURCE: It's Virtually Xbox LIVE (via) Xbox Blogs

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

Crazy stuff there.




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