Despite – and this is just an example – nine pages on GAF here and another five here suggesting the contrary, Microsoft have issued a statement that says – as far as they’re concerned – those getting ‘hacked’ are the unwitting recipients of ‘phishing’.
“The security of Xbox Live members is of the utmost importance,” says the statement, “which is why we consistently take measures to protect Xbox Live against ever-changing threats.”
Microsoft say they’re “working closely with affected members” and “warning people against opening unsolicited e-mails which may contain spyware and other malware.”
“Xbox Live customers who have any queries or concerns should contact Xbox Live customer service on 0800 587 1102,” concludes the statement, “or visit www.xbox.com/security.”
Naturally, reports from users suggest that they haven’t been phished. We’ll continue to monitor this story and – unlike most of the press today – report both sides of the story.
Update: another thread on GAF here about the story – 15 pages this time.