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.
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]