April 2012 – Xbox Credit Card Hack

Microsoft, makers of the ubiquitous Xbox gaming console are still looking into an issue with the device’s hard drive that could allow attackers to collect sensitive information about prior users.  The investigation started after a group of students from Dakota State University allegedly recovered the credit card information from a refurbished Xbox’s former user earlier

Microsoft, makers of the ubiquitous Xbox gaming console are still looking into an issue with the device’s hard drive that could allow attackers to collect sensitive information about prior users.  The investigation started after a group of students from Dakota State University allegedly recovered the credit card information from a refurbished Xbox’s former user earlier this year. When asked about it, a Microsoft spokesman called the security issue ‘unlikely.’ While the issue is one of the first with Microsoft’s physical Xbox, the company has had persistent problems with its online gaming network Xbox Live and phishing scams (left) that aim to swindle unsuspecting gamers into giving up their bank account information, passwords and Microsoft Points — the Xbox Live Marketplace’s official currency.

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