PSA: New round of fraud and hacking appearing on Xbox Live, Paypal accounts

VGW: A new round of phishing attacks and unauthorized Paypal charges is affecting Xbox 360 users this morning, and one of our readers has offered to share his story with the hope that others can prevent the situation from happening to them.

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-Mika-2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

And they say XBL is suppose to have better security.

Dante1122493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

Paypal charges now? I thought the first unauthorized attacks on accounts were linked to EA's past hack? Crazy.

killyourfm2493d ago

Right, something about FIFA? Apparently now accounts are just being straight up restored to a hacker's console -- which of course gives them access to whatever payment methods are default on the account

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32493d ago

-mika- apparently doesn't know what phishing is. There really isn't any security against people's ignorance.

radphil2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

"Right, something about FIFA?"

Are people seriously on this site still oblivious to this one?

You better not be joking cause there's been some serious crap about this as of late.

The fifa one is when the person recovers the account through EA's database by illicit means, by using specific html coding, and then using that same information to log into a person's account and then change the information, then uses it to purchase the packs.

All they need to do is to pull a random gamertag and they do the rest.

It is sincerely annoying how people backpeddle to the first thing of "Oh it's nothing, just the person's fault". That's how incidents like this potentially start. There's already been an investigation into the FIFA one.

yesmynameissumo2493d ago

-WrAiTh Sp3cTr3- apparently doesn't know one of the avenues of the phishing scam is XBOX SUPPORT. People's ignorance? Yup. Shame the corp you're paying is contributing to the abuse.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32493d ago

I guess all this phishing will have LIVE offline for a month, huh?

yesmynameissumo2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

PSN outage did suck, but I wasn't out a dime (as damn near everyone else). And got a more secure network, free games and 6 months tacked onto my PS+ membership. Someone bring that shit down again!

radphil2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

You know what. It's pointless to even remotely point the FIFA issue out here, considering people have way to much of a bias to even care, UNTIL it happens.

The facepalming situation, is that someone actually PM'd after the previous comment, trying to say that it's fake.

hellvaguy2492d ago

FIFA hack? Seriously who plays a soccer video game anyway. Im sorry but thats just lame genre right there.

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Hufandpuf2493d ago

Compared to what exactly?

killyourfm2493d ago

Oh, something tells me that was a slightly troll-worthy remark about the PSN...

dark-hollow2493d ago

hmm lets see..
scattered reports about hacked gamertags (which we dont know how they got hacked. maybe through phishing scams)
vs a whole international online system with more than 70 million account gets hacked and get offline more than a month.

lilbrat232493d ago

Funny thing is this has been happening for quite sometime on XBL. The only difference is Sony let their consumers know while Microsoft keeps things hush hush.

GribbleGrunger2493d ago

interesting that there have been quite a few of these reports but they quickly get burried. let's hope Live gets the same treatment as PSN... it just makes things fair

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Hufandpuf2493d ago

I use pre paid cards for my points and membership. They can't take something I don't give them.

tudors2493d ago

This does not make sense, every transaction I make with paypal requires a username and password, I never used it on Xbox-live, so are you telling me that on Xbox-live it takes payments automatically?

jwk942493d ago

that's how it works...

SITH2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

I read the entire article, and not one single time was how a so called hack occured. Yet the title flames it up. The phishing scam was only explained as expected, which is NOT a hack.

GraveLord2493d ago

I hear A LOT of stories about people getting their accounts stolen or their points getting spent on Xbox Live. Funny thing is we never hear these stories about PSN, even before the hack when security was supposedly "bad".

Rainstorm812493d ago

i agree, then people build up the PSN hack to epic proportions (70 millions accounts were hacked!!!)

Every person on PSN was NOT hacked.....PSN was shut down by Sony to ensure everyones info was not tampered with.

But that has been the media perception this gen MS is infallable and Sony can do nothing right.... sad really coming from people who are supposed to be objective

drsnobby2493d ago

Sonys network was hacked,the XBL fraud is due to phishing.

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