XBox Live on guard after PSN hack

Microsoft warned its Xbox Live users today to be on alert of any potential scammers who want to steal your sensitive personal information. Just recently, the Playstation Network suffered an intrusion by a hacker who stole personal user information such as credit card numbers for nearly 77 million users.

As reported, this issue seems to be an isolated issue. According to Microsoft, users who play the Modern Warfare 2 game on Xbox Live may receive potential phishing attempts. “Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2. We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.”

Microsoft has been working on a planned Xbox Live system update but no details mention if this is a precautionary update or if something already happened similar to Sony. Sony’s Playstation Network has been offline for nearly a week and the intruder who broke into the network has stolen personal user information such as credit card numbers.

Source: MSFN