Hackers target Xbox Live players

Xbox Live is being targeted by malicious hackers selling services that kick players off the network.

The booting services are proving popular with players who want a way to get revenge on those who beat them in an Xbox Live game.

The attackers are employing data flooding tools that have been used against websites for many years.

Microsoft is “investigating” the use of the tools and said those caught using them would be banned from Xbox Live.

“There’s been a definite increase in the amount of people talking about and distributing these things over the last three to four weeks,” said Chris Boyd, director of malware research at Facetime Communications.

Halo 3 players are a popular target for the Xbox attacks

Halo 3 players are a popular target for the Xbox attacks

For the full story visit the BBC article…


2 Responses to “Hackers target Xbox Live players”

  1. Be aware this doesnt hack the xbox live system or your xbox, it just floods your IP address causing your connection to the internet to drop out.
    So ur xbox360, PS3, PC, Mac will all drop out from such an attack, anything connected to your modem/router basically.
    So beware the PS3 lol Too many ‘Takedowns” in Burnout Paradise like the other night and we could easily be a target of a sore loser! 😀

  2. Haha, that’s like saying “Macs can get viruses too”. They can but they DON’T 😀 Saying that though, I did PWN those little shits so maybe I had better watch out!! 😉

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