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Phishing scam targets Xbox Live users

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2011 13:57

Phishing scam targets Xbox Live users Phishing scam being investigated by Microsoft.
The Redmond-based software giant said a small number of users have been affected by a phishing scam that used fake e-mails to get personal details and other information from gamers. "We take the security of the Xbox Live service seriously and work to improve it against evolving threats," a Microsoft spokesman said.

"Very occasionally, though, we are contacted by members regarding alleged unauthorized access to their accounts by outside individuals."

Microsoft was quick to point out that there was no breach in Xbox Live security. Nothing has been hacked, users have just been duped by a crafted e-mail that sent them to a malicious website.

"We work closely with impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts and, as always, highly recommend all Xbox Live users follow our account security guidance in order to protect their account details."

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