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Microsoft says Probing Fraud on XBox Live Service

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:10:09 -0500

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it is actively investigating reports
of "fraudulent behavior and theft" on its Xbox Live online video
gaming service, which has more than 6 million subscribers.

"Recently, there have been reports of fraudulent activity and account
theft taking place on the Xbox Live network," Microsoft said in an
e-mailed statement.

On February 11, an Xbox Live user posted a message on a Microsoft Xbox
forum complaining about a hacked account and stolen credit card

Security is a major concern for Microsoft, whose operating system is a
favorite target for hackers, and for online commerce sites such as
eBay Inc., which has an entire team devoted to online security and

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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