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Xbox Live users targeted in online phishing scam

November 28, 2011 By: Dr Search Principal Consultant at the Search Clinic Category: Gaming, Microsoft, Technology Companies, Uncategorized

Xbox Live users are being urged to check their accounts after some were scammed by fake emails.Xbox Live users targeted in online phishing scamThe phishing attack sent users to a fake site where they were asked to input personal details like addresses, emails and credit card details.

Microsoft is investigating and says a small percentage of users are affected.

“We take the security of the Xbox Live service seriously and work to improve it against evolving threats,” a Microsoft spokesman said.

“Very occasionally, though, we are contacted by members regarding alleged unauthorized access to their accounts by outside individuals.”

The spokesman continued: “We can confirm that only a small percentage of Xbox Live customers have been affected here in the UK. We highly recommend all Xbox Live users follow our account security guidance in order to protect their account details.”

“We work closely with impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts and, as always, highly recommend all Xbox Live users follow our account security guidance in order to protect their account details.”

Microsoft confirmed there had been no breach in the security of Xbox Live itself.

The company says there is advice on its website about staying safe online but advises that people should never give out passwords or email addresses.

It says users should never type personal information into websites unless they are sure that they are genuine.

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