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

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

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.

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