Xbox Live sees service alert come into effect

Wednesday, 27th April 2011 11:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

As Scooby Doo keeps saying, “wuh roh”.

Microsoft’s put into affect a service alert for Xbox Live. Currently, the service as it is as well as Marketplace and the Account segments on the Xbox website are greenlit, but Matchmaking currently has a red light beside it in relation to “potential phishing attempts” on Modern Warfare 2.

It reads: “Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.

“We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience”

It comes following a week of horrowing problems for PlayStation Network and the now week-long outage it has lasted. Sony last night confirmed that hackers had gained access to PSN account information, such as names, addresses, passwords and, potentially, credit card details.

PSN was taken offline last week following the detection of an “external intrusion”.



  1. Alakratt

    WTF is this?! These hackers need to be ki…I mean stopped!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I was wondering how long it’d take. Although phishing attempts aren’t really the same.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. M. K.

    Yeah, I got some weird messages when playing MW2 last week.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. cloud_ix

    seems the way of the world now

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cloud_ix

    #5 4 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    If MS have to close down Live for a week, I may just piss myself laughing :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Golden

    @1 careful not to anger them, as you might end up like Sandra Bullock in The Net

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Zarckan

    I will, because these Yank Wank boys think that Yank is best, when we know Yank is Wank!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    As far as it seems to be, MS is just being overly cautious. Mostly it’s just people sending other people messages trying to trick them into giving info.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Razor

    All kicking off.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Freek

    Phising is just sending out message requiring users to hand over personal details, that’s not on the same level as breaking into servers.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. frostquake

    After the great Sony-Gate is over, I wonder if we will see a Color Coded System for Consoles??

    Red-Definite Hack
    Yellow- Hack may be Coming
    Green- We don’t know anything but hope all is safe?

    Once the Sony Debacle is over, I bet we start getting TONS AND TONS of Alerts every week warning us of Imminent attacks..SIGH

    What is happening???? Gaming is about getting away from all this CRAP, and not dealing with it here as well.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. daytripper

    its free points messages

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Golden

    Free points? I’ll log in now.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. daytripper

    @14 free points and a gibbon that sings the theme tune to rosey and jim

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    I’ve seen a few ‘come to this web site and get free MS points’ posts over on Eurogamer this very morning.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Teabag

    “Users may receive potential fishing”

    It’s Phishing, not fishing. :p

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    It’s literally what the Microsoft page said, word for word. :D

    I’ve edited it anyway.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. M. K.

    27/04/11, 11:38 am
    If MS have to close down Live for a week, I may just piss myself laughing`

    Why? Because of some dumbasses who try to trick other dumbasses?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Mondayding

    “Microsoft’s put into affect a service alert for Xbox Live”

    Where’s your sub? He/she needs a slap.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. pukem0n

    if you hand over personal info to someone on Live, then you deserve to get ripped off

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Mike

    Pro tip: If a statement has a word spelled wrongly, then just add [sic] after it. Meaning that you know it’s wrong but that’s how the quote was published.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Len

    Horrowing? ;)

    #23 4 years ago

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