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Microsoft Now Issuing Xbox Live Security Warnings

by Ernice Gilbert on April 27th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

It just won’t stop. With revelations of Sony scandalous security breach now making worldwide headlines, you’d think we’d seen enough drama in 24hrs, but now Microsoft’s warning Xbox Live users of “fishing” attempts on secure data while gamers play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

“Users may receive potential fishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2,” the Xbox Live Status page cautioned.

We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.”

The definition of fishing or phishing is the process of trying to acquire top secret data such as credit card information under false pretence. This commonly involves a fisher pretending to be a company they are not, and asking that you update your account information.

2 Comments

  1. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 5:24 am

    this is exactly why gaming will never go online only!
    so easy to break into things, and thats it everythigs offline and unseable.
    i always said the worst thing to ever happen to consoles was getting online capabilities, this just proves that.

  2. Thu, 28th Apr 2011 at 7:38 am

    Yep, the reality is setting in.

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