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Xbox Live Is Under Attack By Soccer Fanatics

An alarming amount of gamers are reporting that their Xbox Live accounts have been hacked. But the hacker doesn’t want your credit card information, he wants for you to have the best possible FIFA 11 and FIFA 12 experience by purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of FIFA content on your behalf.
That’s a pretty nice hacker, right?

According to Ars Technica, gamers are experiencing a strangely specific ordeal; their accounts are hijacked, then used to purchase FIFA 11/12 and thousands of MS Points spent on in-game content.

Microsoft claims that Xbox Live has not been compromised, but says it’s dealing with complaints of unauthorised transactions directly. Here’s the full statement issued to Ars:

“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.”

Source: Ars Technica