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Xbox Live hacking claims false

by on16 April 2013

Just networking misconfiguration

The past weekend rumors were flying that Microsoft’s Xbox Live service was hacked and that was the cause for the Xbox Live downtime. As it turns out, Xbox Live was not hacked, but instead was the victim of network misconfiguration during routine maintenance.

For multiple hours on Saturday, the Xbox Live service was unavailable and then rumors began to spread that the service had been hacked by the Anonymous hacking group, who was being given credit for causing the outage. Later, Microsoft commented that rumors of the service being hacked were false.

Microsoft did a pretty good job letting players know there was an issue and the teams at Microsoft were hard at work addressing the issue. In the end, these things happen; and Microsoft minimized the down time and fixed the issues causing the problem.

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