Reports Of Hacked Xbox Live Accounts Stir Concerns Over Gamers' Security

MTV Multiplayer's Patrick Klepeck reports:

"Is your Xbox Live account safe?

I've filed a story over at investigating security concerns raised with Xbox Live following my discovery that "Halo 3? multiplayer producer Joe Tung had his account compromise by a hacker.

Tung isn't the first person to lose control of his account.

Hackers have been taking advantage of a popularized technique called social engineering, where an individual (in this case, Microsoft customer service reps) is coerced into releasing otherwise private information. Social engineering isn't a new concept, but it's been a regular problem for Microsoft.

I contacted an avid "Halo" player and expert on the subject of social engineering to explain why this is such a dangerous technique and what steps you can take to prevent your account from being compromised.

And what did Bungie have to say about what happened to Tung?"

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Rhezin3735d ago

Stop stealing you [email protected]! You're being watched

caffman3735d ago

I can't believe people send strangers their gamertag!