There have been reports over the last few days here in the UK that
Microsoft’s Xbox Live has been hacked, the news came from the Sun newspaper, hardly the most reliable source, and now Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live has not been hacked.
Microsoft has said that the people who were affected were unfortunate
enough to fall for a phising scam, and now Microsoft are looking into
Xbox LIVE has not been hacked. Microsoft can confirm that there
has been no breach to the security of our Xbox LIVE service. In this
case, a number of Xbox LIVE members appear to have recently been victim
of malicious ‘phishing’ scams (ie. online attempts to acquire personal
information such as passwords, user names and credit card details by
purporting to be a legitimate company or person). The online safety of
Xbox LIVE members remains of the utmost importance, which is why we
consistently take measures to protect Xbox LIVE against ever-changing
You can find out more details over at Microsoft’s Xbox Live Facebook page.