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9:48 AM on 02.05.2009

Halo 3 seems to be a magnet to hackers. You always hear about people manipulating the game. It was even a problem in Halo 2, in the form of "Standby-ing"

Standby-ing was the act of pressing a “standby” button on your modem, (not available on all) which would send the opposing players to a “please wait” blue screen while the standbyer's run around and rack up kills.

Now, they seem to be taking it to a new level; Using botnet software to find out they're opponent's IP address, then point a few dozen zombie machines at them in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

I'd never heard of this method until a few days ago. And it tickles me how some people will risk getting themselves in trouble with the law over exacting revenge on someone who stole their flag...

Apparently these types of programs are becoming mainstream, so you can probably expect to start seeing similar attacks emerge from other Xbox live games.

What do you think makes Halo so appealing to Hackers? I have to say, to put yourself at a risk of being arrested over a Halo 3 game is pretty hardcore lol.

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