Gaming Thread, XBOX has been hacked now!!! in Fun Stuff; Anybody know any more? as this is all I know!...
22nd November 2011, 10:38 AM #1
XBOX has been hacked now!!!
Anybody know any more? as this is all I know!
IDG Tech News
22nd November 2011, 10:45 AM #2
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 )
22nd November 2011, 10:54 AM #3
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
22nd November 2011, 11:57 AM #4
22nd November 2011, 11:58 AM #5
The dowfall of even the best security, the weakpoint... the user
22nd November 2011, 12:35 PM #6
I heard the average was £100 per xbox live user
24th November 2011, 09:23 AM #7
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....
Originally Posted by SYNACK
24th November 2011, 09:25 AM #8
According to Microsoft.
Originally Posted by kevbaz
But all the people claim they haven't and the fraud has been linked to China, Nigeria and Russia.
I smell a cover-up.
24th November 2011, 09:45 AM #9
This is why I dont have my bank card linked to my XBL account.
24th November 2011, 09:47 AM #10
Originally Posted by JJonas
Although, I still don't quite understand WHY people hack game accounts... Seems idiotic to me.
24th November 2011, 10:24 AM #11
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...
Originally Posted by X-13
24th November 2011, 10:28 AM #12
But, IIRC, they aren't stored or shown as text and they aren't directly accessable.
Originally Posted by LosOjos
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.]
24th November 2011, 02:43 PM #13
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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