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While everybody is focusing on the extensive outage that hit 77 million PlayStation Network customers all over the globe, it looks like the Xbox Live network hasn't escaped security controversy, either.

Late last week, reports started popping up that a potential phishing scheme had been launched on the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The Microsoft issue is not as widespread as Sony's drama (the gaming network is still running, which is an obvious clue), but it is serious enough for the company to issue a Service Alert to warn all Xbox Live users of the potential security risk.

"Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.

We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience."

Robert Bowling, creative strategist at the game's development company, Infinity Ward, has also spoken out. "We have a patch in the process of testing for release that should be out soon," he said in a written statement.
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Is this the first instance of phishing in a console game?




Seriously, who falls for that?
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Is this the first instance of phishing in a console game?




Seriously, who falls for that?
A lot of people.

Phishing is really common these days.
Especially on PC.
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Is this the first instance of phishing in a console game?




Seriously, who falls for that?
Wow I mean... That's not Obvious huh?
     
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Idiots fall for it XD MS would just issue a warnning outright without asking for your permission.
 
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Is this the first instance of phishing in a console game?




Seriously, who falls for that?
I laughed when I saw that message. Unfortunately people will think it's from someone officially with Microsoft so they will actually pony up the info.
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Who falls for that? Your typical average or lower IQ tweenager.

No knock against any tweenagers that frequent our lovely forums, but the general census of your age bracket are rather gullible.
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is this the first instance of phishing in a console game?




seriously, who falls for that?
lmao
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The text itself is horrible. "xbox live" is not even capitalized. The text even says they need an email and password to give you a warning, but why not just use that text as warning? I mean really who ****ing falls for this? Phishing scams are funny in that they are very illogical and yet people still fall for them.
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@CorkyFan

Anyone who falls for that scam deserves it really.
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