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8. Re: Consolidation Dec 30, 2011, 21:33 ViRGE
DarkCntry wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 17:26:
Warskull wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 16:47:
DarkCntry wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 11:59:
Halo wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 10:59:
Is this also a question of poor passwords or actual hacking? If your xbox live account password is 123456 then you're to blame. The password system is there for your protection and is up to you as an individual to maintain a level of security for yourself.

Considering mine was a 16-digit randomized alphanumeric with case-sensitivity password, then I doubt it was due to a poor password. Of course, I am not even sure Live supports case-sensitivity.

As per that article it took me actually contacting the BBB for them to even give me information regarding the status of my migrated account, which over 38 days since I originally involved MS and well past the 25 day statement, had not even been started on the investigation.

Now I've been in contact with them for a couple weeks now with constant updates.

Was there any chance what-so-ever you fell victim to phishing? Microsoft/EA's go to excuse is that the people are victims of phishing. However, a lot of people are saying it is not due to phishing, but some sort of major security flaw with EA's account system.

Both Microsoft and EA deserve the blame for how poorly they have been handling this.

Highly improbable that it was phishing, at least not on my end. With the lack of emails to get scammed by, and the inherent hatred of 'giving out my information', that leaves little in the way for it to be my fault.

There are too many technology literate people who are doing all the right things and still having their accounts hacked for this to merely be phishing. Somehow, somewhere, hackers have gained the ability to break into arbitrary or semi-arbitrary accounts. And Microsoft is doing everything they can to deny it.
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