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XBOX Live hacked

Post by The Angry Jock » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:23 pm

Well, today I discovered I've been hacked, 4300 points gone!!

This is what happened:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... chases.ars

Minimum 25 days of no Battlefield 3, I am mightily p*ssed off. Billy G, YOU WILL PAY!! :evil:
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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:35 pm

no sarcasm intended but that sucks a big one,looking at the link did they try to take more out of your account or do you use pre-paid ms point cards?
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Post by The Angry Jock » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:37 pm

I stockpiled some pre-paid points. The card associated with my account was lost at the beginning of the year so it's invalid now....lucky escape!
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Post by ToxieDogg » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:26 pm

Hard to tell which sucks more, 25 days of no Battlefield 3 or having Fifa 11 and Fifa 12 show up on your played games list :lol:

Seriously, I feel bad for you. My Xbox Live account is still OK I think, touch wood.
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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by thl » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:52 pm

That's awful, Angry Jock. I can't believed someone ran off with your MS Points and took advantage of it.

Didn't know Xbox Live had been hacked as I was using the PS3 very often last month. Did resume back to the Xbox 360 recently by playing some Battlefield 3. Plus I haven't got around playing the online multiplayer yet and after reading the link, I'll have to put it on hold.

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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by The Angry Jock » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:03 pm

Rumours have it there's a problem with EA which opens LIVE up to thieving towrags. Considering I've just recently signed up to origin for BF3 and it's playing FIFA is almost more than coincidental.
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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by Mire Mare » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:28 am

Sorry to hear that, Angry. I'd be extremely p!$$ed off as I'm sure you are. Is it worth asking MS to compensate you?

You rthread actually reminded me to remove my credit card from my Xbox ok so I have to thank you for that! I checked my account and it seems ok.

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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by IronMaidenRule » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:47 am

Anybody know how they are managing to hack the accounts?

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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by The Angry Jock » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:08 am

Finally got through, it's been referred to the fraud investigation team. It turns out if you have a CC on the account it'll take 28 days, because I don't it should only be a couple of weeks.
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Post by ALK » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:20 am

Mire Mare wrote:Sorry to hear that, Angry. I'd be extremely p!$$ed off as I'm sure you are. Is it worth asking MS to compensate you?

You rthread actually reminded me to remove my credit card from my Xbox ok so I have to thank you for that! I checked my account and it seems ok.
Same. Just hope my Paypal is safe at least...
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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by The Angry Jock » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:38 am

Is paypal not the most unsafe option? at least with a CC you get insurance, with Paypal you just get shrugged shoulders.
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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by ALK » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:33 am

Never had a problem with them before.
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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by Edwards80 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:14 am

I had a similar issue a while ago. Have to say MS were pretty good.

I had to use "1 month free" accounts whilst it was investigated but when it was all sorted they gave me 6 months free live access.

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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by ironmonger » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:54 pm

The same thing happened to me on Tuesday. Had several thousand MS points registered to my account, all spent on FIFA 12 dlc. Tried to sign in and kept getting an error message, had to reset my Live ID and change the password. Luckily enough the credit card on my account is expired, because they tried to buy MORE points with that. God damn scumbags. Emailed support and they told me to phone them up, but provided a US number. I haven't had a chance to actually ring them, or look for a UK phone number to ring.

I really think purchases on XBL should prompt you for a password, surely that would help prevent this sort of thing? And how the hell did anyone manage to log-in in the first place????! :evil:

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Re: XBOX Live hacked

Post by The Angry Jock » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:18 pm

https://support.xbox.com/en-gb/contact- ... able=false

Be prepared to be put on hold for up to an hour!
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