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Illicit XBL access via Xbox.com “industry-wide issue”

Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed the rash of compromised Xbox Live accounts lately were due to “brute force” unauthorized access through legitimate channels. In a statement provided to IGN, the firm said there wasn’t any “loophole” allowing the invasions, as the method of attack is “an industry-wide issue.” Microsoft also noted, once […]

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Theft headlines

  • New cases of Xbox Live account hacking come to light

    More reports of Xbox Live accounts being illegally accessed have come to light this week, with the latest claim coming from a user who discovered her account had been sold through a site operating out of China to a Polish Xbox Live user.

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  • Guy steals Breach code from PAX, gets arrested

    While Atomic was showing Breach at PAX East over the weekend, an attendee at the booth attempted to steal the game’s code. After stealing about 14Mb of the game’s code, he ran off upon discovery, and was luckily apprehended a bit later.

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  • EVE Online player steals 374 billion ISK, gives it all away

    An EVE Online player, going by the name of Curzon Dax, apparently earned 374 billion ISK game currency from in-game investors and then ran off with the funds.

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  • Ex-US Postal worker admits theft of 2,200 GameFly games

    An ex-US Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania has admitted in federal court to five-fingering 2,200 rental games bound for customers of GameFly. Reginald Johnson, 34, of Germantown, faces 12 to 18 months in prison with sentencing set for January 13. The mail-processing clerk who loaded and unloaded tractor-trailers of mail stole approximately $86,000, worth of […]

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  • Retailers could save $6 billion annually with new disc-based security device

    Entertainment retailers are expected to start using a new radio-activated lock on games, DVDs and other disc-based merchandise by Q4 2010 to help curb the three-figured discount some patrons give themselves. The device is expected to save the retail industry $6 billion annually, according to a report from the Entertainment Merchants Association titled “Project Lazarus: […]

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  • GTA IV postmen caught stealing launch copies

    According to this Arstechnica piece, at least three UPS delivery men in the US have been caught stealing pre-launch copies of GTA IV and subsequently sacked. “When we have a [big name release], we communicate it to operations and security teams. We have security in place at the facilities, and we make sure they understand […]

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