If you haven't been living read The Sun Newspaper today, or haven't been listening to the news, then you might be un-aware that thousands of Xbox Live users have had money stolen 'phished' from thieves that have gained access to peoples Credit Cards. No need to worry if you have had money taken if you didn't run the procedure of visiting a website that required entering confidential information in return for free Microsoft Points. The thieves only took small amounts of money on various occasions, keeping the notice of the theft at a minimum. The Sun revealed gamers in 35 countries have fallen foul of the scam, with the average lost approximately 100 (around $155). Xbox Live, replied:
Xbox LIVE has not been hacked. Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox LIVE service. In this case, a number of Xbox LIVE members appear to have recently been victim of malicious 'phishing' scams (ie. online attempts to acquire personal information such as passwords, user names and credit card details by purporting to be a legitimate company or person). The online safety of Xbox LIVE members remains of the utmost importance, which is why we consistently take measures to protect Xbox LIVE against ever-changing threats. As a result, we are currently: -Working closely with affected members who have been in touch with us to investigate and/or resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts resulting from phishing scams; -Warning people against opening unsolicited e-mails which may contain spyware and other malware that can access personal information contained on their computer without their knowledge or permission; -Reminding all customers that they should be very careful to keep all personal information secure whenever online and never supply e-mail addresses, passwords or credit card information to strangers. Microsoft remains vigilant at all times regarding the security of Xbox LIVE customers. As always, Xbox LIVE customers who have any queries or concerns should contact Xbox LIVE Customer Service on 0800 587 1102 or visit xbox.com/security....

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