Reports began to surface last year from players whose Xbox Live accounts were hacked after they played FIFA 11 and FIFA 12.
Since October, we’ve heard anecdotal accounts of Xbox Live members finding suspicious purchases on their credit cards and learning their accounts had been recovered to another machine. Now it’s happened to a games writer — just this past week.
Digital delivery service Steam wants to keep its users’ accounts secure, but software security is a fragile thing. That’s why Valve has teamed with Intel for Steam Guard, hardware-based security that could make account phishing a thing of the past.