Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse, head of Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement, just posted on Major Nelson’s own blog explaining that some of the recent Xbox Live bans that affected many users suspected to have modded their console between August the 29th and September 9th have been discovered as erroneous.
The unwarranted bans, that according to Toulouse affected only “an extremely small percentage of impacted consoles” and that happened between August the 29th and September the 9th, have been caused by a software bug and not by human error by the Enforcement team.
The team is currently in the process of reversing the bans and investigating further in the problem, so if you believe you’re between the legitimate users affected, you may want to try and connect to Xbox Live now. You may have a nice surprise.
The impacted users will also receive three free months of Xbox Live Gold and 1600 Microsoft points as an apology.