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[Gizmodo]Xbox Live Users Are Being Hacked for Virtual FIFA Gear (Updated)

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Xbox Live users are under attack on two levels: hackers are targeting them at an alarming rate and using their MS points on FIFA '11 and '12 in-game gear; and Microsoft is then shutting down their accounts to investigate for up to 25 days.
http://gizmodo.com/5849835/xbox-live...tual-fifa-gear
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So my account gets shut down...because Microsoft can't stop the hackers...Sony feel free to begin to laugh at Microsoft if this continues and gets worse.
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Yikes. Glad I don't play FIFA on XBOX
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So my account gets shut down...because Microsoft can't stop the hackers...Sony feel free to begin to laugh at Microsoft if this continues and gets worse.
...

Sony's situation was way worse than anything that has happened to Microsoft + Xbox Live.
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...

Sony's situation was way worse than anything that has happened to Microsoft + Xbox Live.
But it does go to show both teams have problems, as well as how to deal with them. The majority of people that commented about what happened to Sony was something like, "You wouldn't get this on the Xbox 360" or, "This is why it's better to pay for services then getting it free, reliability and knowing you're safe."
It doesn't sound nearly as bad though.
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But it does go to show both teams have problems, as well as how to deal with them. The majority of people that commented about what happened to Sony was something like, "You wouldn't get this on the Xbox 360" or, "This is why it's better to pay for services then getting it free, reliability and knowing you're safe."
It doesn't sound nearly as bad though.
Having your Live account hacked and MS points wasted on FIFA and in-game accessosories isn't as bad as being unable to access PSN for a few weeks? I'd say it's worse. I didn't lose a thing when PSN was hacked.
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Having your Live account hacked and MS points wasted on FIFA and in-game accessosories isn't as bad as being unable to access PSN for a few weeks? I'd say it's worse. I didn't lose a thing when PSN was hacked.
But it doesn't look as bad. If you look back later on you'll find more people affected by what happened to Sony then this.

Otherwise, you're right. People are losing money, as well as having their accounts closed (Which means people will probably end up giving Microsoft a monthly payment they didn't get to use.)
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Lol I have 16 MS points and no billing method. Go ahead hackers you gain nothing.
    
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Lol I have 30 MS points and no billing method. Go ahead hackers you gain nothing.
Lol this xD
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this happened to me a week or two ago. http://www.overclock.net/xbox/113568...nt-hacked.html very inconvenient.
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