A Bristol mother is warning other parents to beware of online hackers after someone used her son's XBox Live account while the family were on holiday.
Soo.. What the f is she 'warning' us about? Stupid article.
It is far more likely it was somebody he knew like a friend who knew his password. Or he had saved his LIVE account on a friends xbox. You hardly ever hear of XBL and PSN hackings. It was more likely lack of common sense. Maybe an older sibling was in the house whilst they were away etc.
20k not that much :P i guss its 300$ not sure
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So her kid's account was hacked and the hacker bought points for games then transferred said games/points to hackers accounts? Am I missing something here? I say kid bought games and blamed it on hackers to mum, lol
You can't transfer MS points from one account to another. I just skimmed the article but I didn't see where he actually got his account back.
oh yeah, that would make sense.:S
Sounds like they spent more than they should of or the son did. So they blame it on hackers because they can't pay it back. Msoft said that the account had not been hacked. I don't buy anything from Live personally, isn't there some sort of security password or something in place when you purchase something? If you had to enter a pin or something every time surely that would help.
It suggests she could have been a victim of the social engineering thing, where people call up MS support and get the rep to feel sorry for them, and then give over the password. Some ******* apparently get off to that sort of thing. His account wasn't "hacked" but yeah it could have been parents racking up too much money (I doubt that's what it is though, because they were on vacation and can presumably prove his Xbox wasn't on), then there's also the 'friends' stealing (some friends they are, right?) or the social engineering thing. I'm leaning towards the latter 2, though it's certainly possible what you said is true.
not easy to hake account , acutally possible without your information such as email
It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if someone had hacked into his account, afterall this is Microsoft we are talking about. Look at their OS's, they release one then spend years trying to fill in all the security holes. That said this could well be some kid picking a ridiculously simple password like his dogs name or some other easy to guess password.
You can not hack xbox-live. There is to much information to get a hold of to simply change a gamer pic. You must have a password stolen. If you lose your harddrive and someone uses your accont because you didn't lock it thats your fault. And even then you still need a password to gain access to account information.
Or have you all forgotten?
The kid probably lied and gave his password to someone so they could use his account or promised him something in return. A friend of mine s son did the same thing with his account he gave his password to someone online (which is stupid) and was told by the person that if you let me use it I'll transfer Xbox points on your account he did it and lost everything. I don't believe this was hacked because the only thing that was charged was 170 pounds worth of stuff I think I think if a hacker got a hold of this card he would have gone on a crazy spending spree and maxed out the card but only spent a little bit I'm not buying it
I agree I think the kid gave up the password himself. He's a kid, kids do stupid things they don't understand the full consequences of what giving out certain information.
They did point out that the kid was on vacation though.... I would assume that if something like this was true though that a lot more people would be seeing this problem. I'm sure MS logs IP's and etc.... so they can track down this type of behavior. I say buy Xbox Live membership/points on pre-paid card in-store and have a strong password. Then there is little to worry about. Another thing I want to point out is that Xbox Live is tied to the Live! service, which means there are multiple attach vectors, not just through xbox live.
The problem is, Microsoft does not allow you to remove credit card info tied to your account until you actually call to have it removed. That kind of money grubbing tactics leaves the consumers very vulnerable.
Dont put your cc on your 12 yr olds xbox account and it wont happen you [email protected] mom.
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