Microsoft: We So Did Not Lose $1 Million In Xbox Live Codes

Microsoft confirmed that an exploit, published online, delivered free Microsoft Points but denied that the amount stolen was more than $US1 million, as had been rumoured.

In a statement to Gamasutra, Microsoft said it has "taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately," and noted that Xbox Live cops are looking at who used them, implying that action on the grounds of Xbox Live's terms of use was forthcoming. "Codes obtained legitimately by users will not be impacted."

"We take safety and security very seriously and require that Xbox Live members use the service in compliance with applicable laws and specifically prohibit people from engaging in illegal activity as a part of our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct," continued Microsoft's statement.

On Tuesday, a forum user posted a way for people to scam free points, usually redeemed in small increments, having figured out how some promotional codes had been generated. Unverified claims said $US1.2 million in Points had been stolen by the time Microsoft put a stop to it.

Microsoft disputed that, telling Gamasutra the figure is "inaccurate.

"We can't share specific numbers, but the figure is nowhere near the amount that has been reported," Microsoft said.

Microsoft Investigating Free Xbox Points Exploit, But Reported Loss Values 'Inaccurate' [Gamasutra]


    it was actually more.

    probably didnt want to win the "dunce" title off of sony for their security flaws

    hmm i woulda kept that to myself and saaay 4 friends

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