Watch Out For Phishers on Xbox Live

There’s a funny little note on the Xbox Live status page today; normally everything is green and awesome, but today in place of a check mark in the matchmaking box, we have an exclamation point and this heads up:

Users may experience difficulties with the following services:
Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.

Uh oh. Look like you have a new friend, PSN.

I sort of don’t understand how an Xbox Live phishing scam would work. Some random gamer tag asks for your credit card number? Does it looks like the messages are official service message? What’s the deal?

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