Xbox 360 people get arrested (finally)

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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    mickcris Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    Article on front page of xbox-scene.com has this:

    "One of people arrested in New Jersey is better known on many 'scene' forum sites like XboxHacker as 'SonicISO' and was originally the Admin behind the very popular E3-Forums for E3 Flasher and their ODE device before it was suddenly shutdown earlier this year."
     
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  3. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Seems the arrests are about the wire fraud , fraud (the ebay fake durango), hacking, etc.

    These people weren't some home coder with grey market gear, they were hacking, stealing credentials, counterfeiting, and other things.

    It reflects the negative side of fans who want to collect, program and develop games. They seemed motivated by profit and bragging rights.
     
  4. lolzvid

    lolzvid Peppy Member

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    Fanboys are getting arrested! Yay... Oh, wait...

    Did superdae had an ASSEMbler account or my mind is just tricking me?
     
  5. kingkat

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    Xenon.7 and Sonic (not really active) are members if this site...
     
  6. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    All 3 are members.

    Surprised to hear xenon on that list. Didn't know he was friendly with DaE.

    Egomaniac at its very worst that guy.

    "Skype conversation during which Pokora sought assistance with the installation of encryption software on his hard drives. “I need your help. I’m going to get arrested,” Pokora said."

    lmfao can hack into military networks but cant install truecrypt.

    something tells me there was a main ring leader [likely not xenon since he aparantly cant install encryption software] and maybe a few skiddies on the job.
     
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  7. kingkat

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    I'm more surprised that they used Skype, a program that is known to be monitored 24/7.
     
  8. rob black

    rob black <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    Crazy how they were able to build a “counterfeit, next-generation” Xbox console. I wonder what it looked like
     
  9. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    It was all over the news sites. Its well known what it looked like, just go search.
     
  10. Unknown-Organization

    Unknown-Organization <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Man theses kids need a haircut. Fucking hell..... Good I glad they got arrested. I hate hackers.
     
  11. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    The above statement could open one hell of a can of worms.
     
  12. davenixdorf

    davenixdorf Peppy Member

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    Did anybody ever get to the bottom of that giant torrent?
     
  13. rob black

    rob black <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    What do you mean?
     
  14. amiga1200

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    ^^ :friendly_wink: more hacking, less yacking! (mikey, tmnt: hacking stockman)
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    @ above. too general!
    not all hackers are bad or is hacking inherently evil! (potato, potato?! a weapon, or a tool? depends on the hand wielding it?)
     
  15. TheNew

    TheNew X360 Freak

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    Well. Hacking ingeneral is terrible and then to sell that info to other people.... It's just wrong
     
  16. amiga1200

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    ^^ hmm?!
    if so, why do we get mods and cracks for free? (even extra hardware, like hardmods or fpga's/ode's)
    if hacking is so terrible, half the web (and many forums including this) would never exist!
    ...
    not in dispute about this actual subject but it IRKS me when i see a neutral word getting banded around! (the swastika was once a glyph of peace, now it's associated to xenophobia/racial purity BY DEFAULT? WHY?!)
    haven't paid attention to recent hack news, especially xbone/360 stuff, more of a retro head! (and NOT getting into a debate as to what these guys did, NOT why i chipped-in!)
     
  17. rika_chou

    rika_chou <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    A lot of good can come from hacking, but not from these guys. Seems they were thinking about making a profit from selling paypal information? Horrible. I think they crossed the line when they started trying to profit (1 million each? was that even a realistic amount?)
     
  18. sonicsean89

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    I think when you start hacking together your own fake XB1s and selling them for 5 grand, as well as (it wasn't mentioned, but I'd be surprised if they didn't do this) burning pre-release games on DVDs and then selling those, then you're definitely over the line. Hell for a little while Microsoft banned people who'd gotten XB1s legit before launch (when Target sent them out a couple weeks early), did you think you'd be able to get away selling fake XB1s on eBay of all places?

    Also, why would you be stupid enough to go after the US military? They can make you not exist, for crying out loud.
     
  19. ASSEMbler

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    It's not about the hacking, it's about the sale of fake goods.

    Also, the hacking was of servers to get data, not console hacking. Big difference.
     
  20. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    I now finaly understand how they got the durango "pc". Dont know if i ever want to build it myself. (dont think about it anyway) but selling it, and the way they got things... No, just no. Its not how this world works. They got the right thing now, hope they learn to do something usefull after this.
     

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