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Microsoft investigating possible Xbox Live hacking

CNet has the scoop on what a Microsoft representative calls "reports of fraudulent activity and account theft taking place on the Xbox Live network." The company is investigating the claims, which include use of stored credit card information to run up massive Xbox Live points charges. It's not yet...

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Gizmondo Halo "project" used cam-mouselook

Back before "Fast" Stefan Eriksson was crashing cars and lying to police, he ran a little portable gaming company called Gizmondo. Their scam? Defraud investors by promising them a way into the very attractive, and lucrative, gaming market. One of their most effective tools was to promise a...

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MS Point fraud reported (Updated)

Reader Drew shares a worrisome tale about  unauthorized MS points on his passport account following the XBL down time—when it was impossible to purchase points: Just before Live came back up today, I got an email thanking me for my purchase of 500 MS Points on the Live Marketplace. The...

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