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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Xbox Live accounts 'not hacked'
Microsoft has denied reports that users of its Xbox Live online gaming service have had their accounts hacked.
It follows a number of complaints from gamers that their IDs, or gamer tags, have been taken over while playing.
The problems came to light after security researcher Kevin Finisterre reported his experience of a problem first-hand on his website.
In a statement Microsoft said it had found no evidence of any compromise of the security of Xbox Live.
A Microsoft spokesman told the BBC News website that "rumours about accounts being hijacked are false".
In a statement the firm said: "There have been a few isolated incidents where malicious users have been attempting to draw personal information from unsuspecting users and use it to gain access to their Live account.
"We think this is a good time to remind our members that they should never give out any of their personal information."
Labels: Internet, Video games, Xbox 360
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