Friday, 6 January 2012

the downside of services

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone reading, but yes, sometimes, if you have a credit card or the like attached to an account for 'easy' purchases, if that account gets hacked, you're in trouble.

Apparently there's an ongoing problem with Xbox Live accounts being hacked and the crooks ordering huge amounts of Microsoft 'points' to send to other accounts, then running off laughing. You'd think Microsoft would be pretty well able to track these transactions happening in their own systems, wouldn't you?

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