Apparently Sony isn’t the only one having trouble with hackers as of late. Xbox Live account holders have been reporting that their accounts are being accessed without permission and hundreds of dollars worth of Fifa 11 and Fifa 12 Ultimate Team content is being purchased. Microsoft has released this statement regarding the matter:
“We do not have any evidence the Xbox LIVE service has been compromised. We take the security of our service seriously and work on an ongoing basis to improve it against evolving threats. However, a limited number of members have contacted us regarding unauthorized access to their accounts by outside individuals. We are working with our impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts. As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox LIVE Account Security guidance provided at www.xbox.com/security to protect your account.”
It seems Microsoft is sticking to their guns on this one and putting the blame on the consumers themselves, assuming this is just a phishing scam and not an actual attack on Xbox Live members’ accounts. Just keep an eye on those bank statements readers; the sooner you catch these things the better.