Xbox Entertainment Awards site hit by security breach

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 12:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft’s voting site for the first Xbox Entertainment Awards saw a security breach this morning, leaving the names, email addresses and gamertags of voters exposed.

The site has since been taken offline, but MCV has posed a screen-grab of the breach sent in by one of its readers. It shows the names of 2,892 entrants.

Microsoft then issued a statement to the site to explain the matter, “We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the Xbox Entertainment Awards landing page and have taken the site offline while we investigate.ā€

Supposedly, people visiting the page were free to delete or edit each voter’s entry.

We’ll have more once the site re-emerges.

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  1. Joe Anderson

    Thanks MS.

    My name was right near the top. I wrote the story when they were announced and then voted myself.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Iliad

    Awesome. I read said story and then voted myself. Never again!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. fearmonkey

    MS should step up and do something cool for all these people affected.
    I know it won’t happen, but since everyone who had their information up there was doing it to get a limited edition Xbox, they should get one. I realize thats pretty pricey but the smell of a class action lawsuit would stink worse.

    #3 1 year ago