FIFA 12 target of XBL hacking, Microsoft denies security problem

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th 2011 at 11:49 a.m.

A very specific form of hacking has been going on over the past few months - XBoxLive users are reporting that their accounts have been compromised and used for the purchase of DLC and addons for FIFA 12.   The association with FIFA 12 would lead us to believe that the hackers are not US-based, mainly because no one in the US cares about international soccer.

Regrettably both Microsoft and Electronic Arts (the game’s publisher) are denying any connection between FIFA 12  and any user account hacking.  Microsoft probably does not want any air of insecurity around XBoxLive after the PSN fiasco earlier this year , but regardless of the PR implications, Microsoft shouldn’t attempt to bury its head in the sand to the detriment of its customers.

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