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Cryptic reveals accounts breach to users

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Cryptic reveals accounts breach to users

An effort by Cryptic Studios to enhance security on its servers and its databases uncovered a breach from 2010 where the unauthorized intruder had access to account names, encrypted passwords and other account information.

Read more: Hacker hit account names and passwords »

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Xbox Live security concerns continue to grow

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Xbox Live security concerns continue to grow

Additional reporting provided by Alexander Sliwinski, News Editor for Joystiq.

Last week, Shacknews explored a series of hacks plaguing Xbox Live users, the most notable of which revolved around the use of EA's FIFA 12 to launder money out of the service. By accessing Xbox Live accounts, hackers are purchasing FIFA 12's in-game 'Ultimate Team' cards with the intention of trading and selling the content. According to some of those affected, saved payment methods on hacked accounts had also been used to purchase more Microsoft points in order to facilitate the purchase of more content.

The variety of ways in which accounts can be attacked--via FIFA 12, PayPal, etc--has painted an inconsistent story amongst consumer complaints. However, there is a common thread running between each story: Microsoft's Windows Live ID.

Read more: Could Windows Live ID be compromised? »

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