Xbox Live’s banner cop gets account hacked

What is with hacking each other’s video game consoles these days? It’s almost like everyone is coming forward to show their “talents” after Sony’s grand threat on Geohot and Graf_Chokolo. In a rather ironic story, Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse, the Director of Policy ad Enforcement for Xbox Live a.k.a the man who’s in charge of banning cheaters and pirates off the online gaming service had his account compromised over the weekend. A hacker known as The Predator apparently broke into Stepto’s account to teach him a lesson for banning him 35 times. So the cop becomes the civilian and the civilian becomes the cop. With no way to communicate to gamers, Stepto took to Twitter to let everyone know he’d been hacked. Stepto has since regained access to his account, but it’s too late, the proof for the deed is already on YouTube. The hack does beg the question, if the top dog’s account is hackable, doesn’t that mean everyone else’s is too? Should the hacking parts interest you, you may hit the break for the video proof by the The Predator.

Read more about Hacking, Microsoft, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments

You May Also Like

Xbox Live Accounts Of 'High Profile' Microsoft Employees Hacked

Microsoft loses $1.2M to Xbox Live exploiters

Xbox Games With Gold For April 2016 Revealed

Xbox Live Down On Xbox 360

Lizard Squad Says They Will Stop Hacking Xbox Live And PSN

Xbox Live Gold Goes Free This Weekend

Rainbow Six: Vegas Available For Free Through Xbox Live 'Game With Gold'

Xbox Live Rewards Will Transition From Microsoft Points On September 1

Most Shared

Blizzard Wants To Help Combat Harassment On Twitch

Russian Embassy Tweets Image From Command & Conquer To Warn Of Terrorism

Fans Want Help Raising $20 Million To ‘Fix Dorne’ In Game Of Thrones

Hyperloop One’s First Public Speed Test Is A Success

Apple Hit With $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Over iMessage & FaceTime

Alleged iPhone 7 Dummy Unit Photo Surfaces

Snapchat Sued Over ‘Speed Filter’ That Led To Car Crash

There Are Maybe 10-15 Episodes Left In Game Of Thrones

F-16 Used To Save The Life Of A Dying Patient

Apple Could Skip iPhone 7s, Jump Straight To iPhone 8

Researchers Accidentally Create Long-Lasting Batteries

iOS 9.3 Also Crashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

After Thousands Of Years, Someone Has Reinvented The Scissors

Apple Claims Backdoor Unnecessary After iPhone Password Was Changed

FBI Could Use Suspect's Fingerprint To Unlock iPhones

John McAfee Claims He Can Decrypt The iPhone In 3 Weeks