Hacking Not Behind Xbox Live Outage
Posted by Ken Barnes
Microsoft plays down reports.
A number of outlets have reported that the recent period of Xbox Live downtime was due to the service being hacked.
A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to Videogamer, that this is most certainly not the case. The unnamed source states that the outage was down to a "networking misconfiguration during routine maintenance" and was "in no way related to false claims of hacking the service."
These things happen, we guess. Maybe they shouldn't, but they do. It only takes one person making one ill-advised but well-intentioned change to create all sorts of problems. The service came back online after a few hours, and has been stable since.