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Disgruntled Xbox Live user seeks revenge for being banned 30+times

It seems that a disgruntled Xbox LIVE user didn’t take kindly to being banned numerous times and decided to take out revenge on the Director of Policy and Enforcement for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE gaming service, Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse.

According to The Register, both Toulouse’s personal website and his Xbox LIVE user account were hacked into last night, with the hacker going by the name of “Predator” and making use of “Social Engineering” to gain access to the accounts. The hacker stated that he did it for revenge of being banned over thirty times by Microsoft and to avenge other Xbox LIVE users who have also been banned.

Toulouse first noticed the hack late last night, warning his friends and colleagues via Twitter that they should not try and e-mail him and his personal e-mail address stating, “Sigh. please be warned. Network solutions has apparently transferred control of Stepto.com to an attacker and will not let me recover it.”

Predator has also decided to post up a YouTube (NSFW) video showing his hacking process and the changes that he made to Toulouse’s accounts. The problem for the hacker is that it seems that he may have left enough details behind for Microsoft to quickly find him, with a number of YouTube users already posting up what may be the hackers name and address online.

The good news as far as Toulouse is concerned is that he has not only gained back control of his website, but also his Xbox LIVE account, while “Predator” has stated that he is unlikely to make another attempt to hack into anyone’s account as he wanted to just make an example of the Policy and Enforcement director.

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