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lol i haven't turned my 360 on for atleast 2 months......and this is pretty sad....i can't believe "these" people DO exist

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FIFA is a game is a takes skill and intelligence on the fly

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This isn't limited to FIFA. My account was hacked way back in early September. He used my linked card to buy a bunch of points, and I presume he bought some DLC; but it wasn't for FIFA, that doesn't show up on my account anywhere; but there are three games I don't own on my recently played list (e.g. Lost Planet 2, SSF4).

And they're right, it takes almost a month to get your account back.

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Lol I have 16 MS points and no billing method. Go ahead hackers you gain nothing.
But they can lock you out of your own account. So that's only a big deal if you have no attachment that that account, e.g. if your friends list, achievement points, and in-game achievements/rank are of no interest to you. In that case you can obviously just create a new account. For me, I was halfway through the BioShock 2 DLC, and the save game is tied to the account; plus I was climbing to the higher ranks in multiplayer and did NOT want to start all over again.

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Xbox Live isn't being hacked though... It's just social engineering. For that reason, it isn't nearly as bad as what happened to PSN.

Social engineering happens everywhere. If the victim gives out portions of the information vital to account recovery, then maybe you shouldn't have made that information public to begin with.
No no, I was NOT socially engineered. Although sadly Live account names are your e-mail address, which can easily be found; by password was complex and impossible to socially engineer out of me without getting my attention. No, something somewhere was hacked. Problem is it could be at Xbox, at Hotmail, at MSN, anywhere...they all share that one single linked account.
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On topic : LOL why a 21 days ban ? they did not do anything . poor kids
It's not a "ban" per se. The hacker has taken control of the account and changed the login credentials, so the original owner cannot get in at all. So MS locks the account while they do the fraud investigation, keeping the hacker out...and unfortunately, the original owner doesn't get the account back until the investigation is complete.

Which sucks, banks do it better...when your credit card is compromised, they cancel that card; send you a new one; put the disputed charged on "hold"; and let you continue using their services while the investigation unfolds. It would be great if MS adopted this approach as well. But unfortunately, Live is so full of unscrupulous little kiddies that I'm not surprised they don't take this more generous approach.
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Solution: Prepaid cards.... Microsoft/PSN/Visa/etc.

Go ahead hackers, steal my balance of... zero dollars... and zero cents...
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Had my account hacked last night.

Hackers bought 10,000 microsoft points with my debit card. I did however manage to reset my password via hotmail and get back in so although they bought points they didn't spend them.

My friend was hacked months ago and although he got his account back he received no money back from MS.

So im just keeping the points, not gonna bother locking myself out of my account so MS can do nothing about it.

Personally I think the weakness is MSN/Hotmail as its all linked to a LIVE account. The only annoying thing is I cannot remove my card details until my current gold subscription runs out.
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LOL, console tards are getting owned
Edited by ambusher - 10/17/11 at 2:58pm
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Personally I think the weakness is MSN/Hotmail as its all linked to a LIVE account. The only annoying thing is I cannot remove my card details until my current gold subscription runs out.
Sure you can. Just go onto xbox.com, sign in with your Live account, "Manage Payment Options" in the first column, and "Remove" the card you want to remove.

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LOL, console tards are getting owned
Trolling is not going to make you any friends.
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Community Manager of EUTECHNYX also had his LIVE account hacked.
http://forums.eutechnyx.com/threads/...ked-18-10-2011

Edited by BIGJOEJGDE - 10/19/11 at 11:22pm
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