Some may know him as Larry Hyrb others as Major Nelson the Director of Programming for Xbox Live. He is an influential and well known figure in the Xbox Live community. Well today hackers have hi-jacked his Xbox Live account and left abusive messages on his profile.
The hackers then left a message on his bio stating “ANY ACCOUNT $100 PAYPAL!!!!!!!!!” which shows they have the ability to hi-jack any account for anyone willing to pay.
Thankfully Major Nelson regained control of his account and confirmed this to Kotaku;
“I have control of the account,” Hryb later told Kotaku.” The enforcement team took care of it.”
So what does this mean to us regular gamers? I don’t think we should be that worried as Stepto (Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE) said this on his twitter;
Looks like this was very specific and very targeted to Major. I’ll look into the details and report back later.
So thankfully the Enforcement team took swift action and were on hand to take control of the situation which gives us some peace of mind about the matter. The website http://lightzz.com/ is taking responsibility and even recorded a video which you can watch after the break. So how do you feel about this and are you bothered by what happened? Leave a comment below.