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.”

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

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



  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 2 years ago
  2. Iliad

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

    #2 2 years 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 2 years ago

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