Xbox LIVE: FIFA Hacker on the Loose
Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:53 PM
"Ars Technica has received a number of reports from Xbox Live customers complaining about hacked accounts, unauthorized purchases, and a slow response from Microsoft itself. The pattern is weirdly specific: gamers notice that unauthorized purchases have been made using their credit card information or existing points, and FIFA Soccer 11 or 12 has been played on their account.
"Yesterday, my live account got hijacked and charged just over $100. Specifically, two large purchases of points followed by the download of FIFA 12, which had 2 achievements unlocked for the game, and every MS point spent on Gold Premium Packs and DLC," one reader wrote. His Xbox was turned off, and he learned of the breach from confirmation e-mails sent to his workplace.
Another gamer blogged about his account being breached:
"Sure enough, all of the Microsoft points that were stored in my XBL account had been spent on in game items for FIFA 11(I don’t own that game… hell, I don’t even like soccer video games) and whoever spent my MS points had then tried to purchase more. Presumably, when that purchase failed, they abandoned my account and went on to steal from some other unsuspecting gamer."
These online reports are becoming increasingly common, and Microsoft's response has been to lock down affected accounts for 25 days while the company investigates the charges. We've e-mailed Microsoft for comment, and have yet to hear back. For now, the best course of action is to keep a close eye on your account, and contact Microsoft if you see any fraudulent charges or notice FIFA-related activity in your achievement points or history."
- Ben Kuchera, arstechnica.com
Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:53 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:19 AM
not because im scared, i just dont have one lol
Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:32 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:48 PM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:57 AM
If you're going to be a fanboy, just leave the thread.
Also Bill Gates is lol'ing right now, because he's worth almost $60 billion and you're worth absolute zero.
Funny how you're probably posting on a computer right now, and Microsoft is to thank for that.
Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:47 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:58 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:13 AM
When Bill Gates dies, millions more will care. He's not just
Did I mention that Apple relied heavily on Microsoft when it was getting on its feet? Reason being, Bill helped Steve get his shit together with Mac's OS even though Steve decided to sue Microsoft after that.
Wanna know what Steve did with his fortune?
Used it to put himself on a top-priority list for his surgery and flew a personal jet to a top-class hospital for it.
Did I mention Steve never gave a cent to charity?
Oh, did I also mention that he lied to Steve Wozniak on a deal?
But Bill Gates, who got Steve on his feet, who donates billions to charity, who developed the most successful operating system in the world, who is completely selfless despite his insane fortune, who heads the most successful company in the world, considered Steve a friend even after Steve competed against him, stabbed him in the back, and gave nothing of his unearned fortune to the people who need it.
You were saying?
Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:44 AM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:50 AM
True enough, but my points still stand. He's up there for damn sure.