Microsoft: MSP exploit losses “nowhere near” $1.2m

Friday, 11th March 2011 01:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has made a statement in response to the recent MS Points exploit, commenting that reported losses are “nowhere near” accurate.

Speaking to Gamasutra, a Microsoft spokesperson said the $1.2 million figure is “inaccurate”.

“We can’t share specific numbers, but the figure is nowhere near the amount that has been reported,” the representative commented.

Other comments suggest those who scored points illicitly may not enjoy them – or any purchases made – for long.

“We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately … Our Policy and Enforcement team is evaluating whether or not certain individuals have violated the Terms of Use for Xbox Live and will take the appropriate enforcement on an individual basis. Codes obtained legitimately by users will not be impacted,” a statement warned.

Obtaining illicit MS Points is, of course, a violation of Xbox Live’s terms of services.



  1. Ireland Michael

    Even if it was accurate, it’s only pocket change to them anyway.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. JimFear-666

    @#1 just for you

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    @2 welcome to O’Connor’s world where the irish whiskey flows from the tap 24/7

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @2 What the hell was that for?

    1 million is nothing to them. I think it’s sad that any company can be become so huge that that amount of money is literally just pocket change to them, but to a company like Microsoft, that’s literally all it is.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I gotta agree with Michael here, small potatos to MS in the grand scheme of things.

    Not that any self respecting PR people wouln’t want to spin it as fixed and taken care of and not that big of a problem. But even it was millions, what a few million to MS?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kerplunk

    Whilst a million dollars sounds insignificant to a corporation like Microsoft’s overall revenue, I very much doubt any organisation would shrug off a million dollar loss as a result of this sort of activity. That’s not how organisations who are as large and successful as Microsoft get to be as large and successful as Microsoft.

    #6 4 years ago

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