There have been reports over the last few days here in the UK that Microsoft’s Xbox Live has been hacked, the news came from the Sun newspaper, hardly the most reliable source, and now Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live has not been hacked.
Microsoft has said that the people who were affected were unfortunate enough to fall for a phising scam, and now Microsoft are looking into the matter.
Xbox LIVE has not been hacked. Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox LIVE service. In this case, a number of Xbox LIVE members appear to have recently been victim of malicious ‘phishing’ scams (ie. online attempts to acquire personal information such as passwords, user names and credit card details by purporting to be a legitimate company or person). The online safety of Xbox LIVE members remains of the utmost importance, which is why we consistently take measures to protect Xbox LIVE against ever-changing threats.
You can find out more details over at Microsoft’s Xbox Live Facebook page.