The general manager for Xbox Live today told gamers of the more aggressive steps the service was taking to combat online fraud and phishing scams—like those that have recently generated a wave of bad publicity—while reminding everyone to take some steps that would make that job a lot easier.
Reports began to surface last year from players whose Xbox Live accounts were hacked after they played FIFA 11 and FIFA 12. Players' accounts were being activated on Xbox 360 consoles that were not their own, at which point their credit cards were charged for large amounts of Microsoft Points, then used on FIFA…
Giant video game publisher EA and its most popular video games are rich targets for hackers and scammers, but the company is determined to fight back and protect its users, EA's number two executive tells Kotaku.
Microsoft said it has intervened to restore the Xbox Live account of a customer hit by an overseas phishing scam, and refunded all unauthorized charges the scammers were able to make as her complaint got lost in customer support and was never properly locked down.
Since October, we've heard anecdotal accounts of Xbox Live members finding suspicious purchases on their credit cards and learning their accounts had been recovered to another machine. Now it's happened to a games writer—just this past week. Dan Crawley of VentureBeat provides a detailed rundown of exactly what…
Nintendo today sent a message to members of its European website saying that a potential phishing threat prompted the company to close down portions of the site, including Club Nintendo
Relative to the grand hack of last month, having one of Sony's official sites turn up a phishing exploit doesn't seem all that bad.
Digital delivery service Steam wants to keep its users' accounts secure, but software security is a fragile thing. That's why Valve has teamed with Intel for Steam Guard, hardware-based security that could make account phishing a thing of the past.
Apparently there are some phishing emails going around - for what other purpose would someone fake an invitation to a sign-up for a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta? EA says no such thing exists.