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Microsoft is Not Doing Enough to Help Xbox Live "Hack" Victims

So there's been some kind of security problem with Xbox Live accounts for a while now. Microsoft denies there's been any compromise of its own data, yet still, for months now users have complained of having their accounts hijacked by people making unauthorised transaction.

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MultiConsoleGamer2043d ago

A big corporation dragging its feet while their customers get robbed? I've never seen anything like that before...

TheGameFoxJTV2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

Still waiting so I can use my XBL account. >.> Can't even access my email until they fix my account.

SonyStyled2043d ago

do you remember giving out information that made ur account phished or do u think u where hacked? or, was ur password easily guessable?

TheGameFoxJTV2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

I can easily tell a phishing website from a real one, and never go to any. Everything I got to is direct urls I already know. They had have used the Xbox.com exploit. And no, not even a super computer could have guessed my password.

Dazel2043d ago

It's still only a few cases compared to the amount of xbox live account and not like the mass hacking thefts some have experienced. Now if they have altered the sign in at least it means they are working on it even if they don't let us know.

ZippyZapper2043d ago

You mean "phishing" victims? Maybe you should go talk to the guys who make the fake free MS point websites.

Stupid is as stupid does.

PirateThom2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

See if you read the story, you'll see that Microsoft admit to it being a problem with xbox.com's log-in previoiusly allowing unlimited attempts to access accounts... they also say, and I quote, "This is not a loophole in Xbox.com," Microsoft told Eurogamer. "The hacking technique outlined is an example of brute force attacks and is an industry-wide issue." even though they've now added CAPTCHA to the log-in as a preventative measure.

But, yes, let's just pretend it's phishing and not brute force attacks against specific log-ins because Microsoft certainly couldn't have made such a silly mistake....

Series_IIa2043d ago

Brute force a login page, how many years have you got to spare?

IHateYouFanboys2043d ago

youre missing the point.

brute force doesnt exploit a loophole in a system or anything, its not really 'hacking' - its just guessing every possible combination of letters to guess passwords.

Xbox Live was not hacked.
Xbox.com was not hacked.

a few people, probably the ones with their password of 'password', got their email addresses hacked. it can happen to any site that has a login.

adding MORE security, such as recaptchas and a limit on login attempts doesnt mean that what they had was insufficient, nor does it mean that ANY fault lies with them.

Sumsar2043d ago

The amount of people that I have heard saying they have used websites that give "free ultimate team players" to people for fifa is unreal... phising... simple as that.