Players, Including Activision’s Social Media Manager, Report Xbox Live Accounts Hacked

Scattered reports are coming in from places like Reddit and individuals’ blogs that suggest there’s some kind of hack going around for Xbox Live concerning FIFA 2011 and FIFA 2012.

Ars Technica is reporting that some users are having their accounts hacked and that whoever is doing the hacking is then logging into FIFA and purchasing things using Microsoft Points in that game, it seems.

Details as to how the scam works are few and far between, but it seems that while the hacks are limited to just a few people, they’re not isolated. Notably, Activision Social Media Manager Dan Amrich says he is among those who have suffered the hack. He mentioned it in his latest One of Swords podcast — hit this link to give a listen to his experience.

Microsoft responded to Ars Technica’s request for comment by saying that there’s “no evidence that Xbox Live has been compromised,” which I think they meant to be interpreted as “no huge hack has occurred.” Instead, it seems the incursions are pretty small-scale and limited, and Microsoft is locking down affected users’ accounts for 25 days in order to investigate what’s going on.

Meantime, keep an eye on your account and keep an eye out for weird FIFA purchases. If you see any, contact Xbox Live support immediately by calling 1-800-4-My-Xbox. More info is available right here.

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2 Comments on Players, Including Activision’s Social Media Manager, Report Xbox Live Accounts Hacked


On October 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Im calling it right here and now

First wave of an hack attack on XBL.

XBL users perpare for the assault, Microsoft better weld the doors shut and reienforce the windows…


On August 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

Hello there. i have found a hacker on XBOX360. His account is TUBEDOGKILLER03. HE’S GOING TO HACK ME! I DONT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN PLEASE HELP ME!