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Submitted by jasona1980 888d ago | news

Microsoft Give Out 1600 MS Points To Those Affected By Entertainment Awards Error

ThisisXbox: "The Xbox Entertainment Awards website launched last week marking the first time ever that gamers could vote for their favourite entertainment experiences on Xbox LIVE for the past year nominating games, video's and music choices. However, the website was soon taken down when it was spotted that gamers who entered a prize draw had their personal information revealed.

Microsoft has issued emails to all those affected gifting them with 1600 MS Points and making assurances that their gamertag, email address and date of birth that was visible for a short period did not compromise their Xbox LIVE Account." (Microsoft, Xbox 360)

Software_Lover  +   888d ago
Well, people put out more info than that on Facebook, and they sell your info. Bad security Microsoft, but 1600 point is a nice gesture.
Gildarts  +   888d ago
I agree 1600 points for free by showing your basic info? Sounds really generous to me. Too bad I wasn't affected :(.

It's not bad security though it was human error.
ALLWRONG  +   888d ago
Bad security would be if Live got hacked for a month.
jasona1980  +   888d ago
I received my points, although god-knows-who saw my email address, glad I entered that competition now haha
IK IR Y IP T  +   888d ago
yea no crab i didnt even know this happened and they are giving points !

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