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    XBOX has been hacked now!!!

    Anybody know any more? as this is all I know!

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    i take it you mean xblive and not that you are now able to play illegal games on an xbox (if so, welcome to 2011 )

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    It hasn't been hacked... live users are being duped into revealing their account information by scammers

    The scam works by sending players emails that direct them to bogus websites offering free Microsoft points that can be used to buy games.
    Gamers were fooled into visiting pages that stole account details and then gradually 'leeched' money from their accounts. Online play on Xbox 360 requires an account with credit card details attached
    Victims are then asked to enter personal details which let criminals access accounts and get hold of their credit card information.
    Crooks then take small amounts from credit cards over several weeks so it is hard to detect them.

    Other victims have apparently lost money when their passwords were guessed by criminals who befriended them before coaxing personal information out of them

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    From the telegraph Xbox Live customers 'hacked' in fresh cyber fraud case - Telegraph

    It's being caused by phishing

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    The dowfall of even the best security, the weakpoint... the user

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    I heard the average was £100 per xbox live user

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The dowfall of even the best security, the weakpoint... the user
    Its a shame thats something we can never fix, our Head here got an email about a year ago and was about to sign away a lot of details including his CC..... needless to say his wife jump him and stopped it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    It hasn't been hacked... live users are being duped into revealing their account information by scammers
    According to Microsoft.

    But all the people claim they haven't and the fraud has been linked to China, Nigeria and Russia.

    I smell a cover-up.

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    This is why I dont have my bank card linked to my XBL account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    This is why I dont have my bank card linked to my XBL account.
    Indeed.

    Although, I still don't quite understand WHY people hack game accounts... Seems idiotic to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Indeed.

    Although, I still don't quite understand WHY people hack game accounts... Seems idiotic to me.
    To gain access to bank and credit card details I assume - most of us have purchased something on XBL/PSN and a lot of people store their details to save time, seems like easy pickings for thieves to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    To gain access to bank and credit card details I assume - most of us have purchased something on XBL/PSN and a lot of people store their details to save time, seems like easy pickings for thieves to me...
    But, IIRC, they aren't stored or shown as text and they aren't directly accessable.

    You'd still need to hack Microsoft and decrypt the data. [Providing it's actually encrypted.]


    Mostly, things like these end up with things being bought, like games/DLC/avatar items, which are then transferred to another person with the licence transfer tool.

    Which is idiotic. [See also: MMORPG gold/item sellers.]

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    Don't forget cheats. Some of my Steam friends are VAC banned because someone hacked their account and used it to cheat online.



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