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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 00:13:52 -0400
From: "Kevin Finisterre (lists)" <kf_lists@...italmunition.com>
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Xbox live accounts are being stolen

Microsoft points are directly tied to $$$

2000 points is about the equivalent of $25 dollars.

Zune Market Place and Xbox live share the same system for points /  
dollars.
-KF

On Mar 17, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Peter Dawson wrote:

> why ??
>
> Is there not a secondary layer of economics for points ??  WoW and  
> SL has virtual $$ being  bartered into real world value...
>
> On 3/17/07, Jason Miller <jammer128@...il.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry but I find this funny actually. :-P Seems Microsoft has a  
> weakness.
>
> On 3/17/07, Kevin Finisterre (lists) <kf_lists@...italmunition.com>  
> wrote:
> > There have been rumor going around that Bungie.net was hacked and
> > that a portion of Xbox live has been taken over because of it. Some
> > folks are having their Microsoft points stolen and or points
> > purchased via their stolen gamer tag.
> >
> > I just got off the phone with a Microsoft Tech for Xbox live that  
> has
> > confirmed this to with me and they have stated that accounts are
> > being stolen and that "Hackers have control of Xbox live and  
> there is
> > nothing we can do about it"
> >
> > If anyone else has experienced their Xbox live account info being
> > stolen let me know. I am trying to archive as much info on this as
> > possible. During the conversations I have had with Xbox live support
> > I would certainly say that Microsoft  staff is more than  
> negligent in
> > dealing with this issue especially with regard to the potential  
> theft
> > of personal information.
> >
> > -KF
> >
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