Beware of the Xbox phishing scam!
Some Xbox Live users are claiming that they've been targeted by a scam email, which means that you other Xbox owners should probably check your account because you might be getting phished.
This attack ('attack' is a bit strong, eh? Try 'hoodwinkery' instead) sent to Xboxers sends you to a fake website where, of course, you're asked to input personal details like addresses, emails and credit card details.
Anyone who gladly gives their personal details out to anyone brave enough to ask deserves to have their identity and money stolen, quite frankly. Either, because they've got to look like they care, Microsoft are said to be investigating but held their hands up and said that they don't know how many users are affected.
"We take the security of the Xbox Live service seriously and work to improve it against evolving threats," a Microsoft spokesman said. "Very occasionally, though, we are contacted by members regarding alleged unauthorized access to their accounts by outside individuals.
"We work closely with impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts and, as always, highly recommend all Xbox Live users follow our account security guidance in order to protect their account details."
Jason Hart, MD of Cryptocard and a former ethical hacker, said: "Xbox customers are finding that they might have had more than £100 pilfered from their accounts. This is the third instance of hacking to hit the gaming industry in as many months and it is clear that hackers are finding it all to easy to steal gamers identities and access the financial information they need to make off with users cash."