XBL Modern Warfare 2 exploit targets players wallets

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  1. Joe88
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    tl;dr
    basically players are getting deranked to negative values where they cant join a game anymore after entering a modded lobby (which are starting to get pretty common now)
    they then receive a message over live asking for money as well as their xbl password to reset the stats

    it was originally thought this exploit could be used to gain XBL members credit card information via a modded lobby
    but no proof has been shown so its assumed false for now

    source: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/...rs-Credit-Cards
     
  2. SamAsh07

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    If the Credit Card info thing becomes possible sometime in the future, maybe in 1 week, then Microsoft...wtf is going on? Is Nintendo next? :wtf:
     
  3. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    There is no safe online experience.
     
  4. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    People do stupid things for money.
     
  5. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Good I never purchased online, good that my dad or myself don't even own a Credit Card, just ATM Cards.
     
  6. R2DJ

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    Oh man the "hole" is really getting bigger and bigger now. I hope that XBL won't go down soon. I pay for it and it would be really unfair, at least more unfair than PSN users since theirs is free. It's sad that hackers will go this low and ruin fun for people.

    Sharing personal details was never safe in the first place. It's like having your credit card stapled on your shirt while out and about. But it's the only way forward and the only way to get most stuff.
     
  7. OmegaVesko

    OmegaVesko GBAtemp Regular

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    It's the end of the Earth as we know it! [​IMG]
     
  8. SamAsh07

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    OMG, was this the Mayans prediction of 2012?? It's still 2011 but it's starting.
     
  9. Rock Raiyu

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    So not only is Sony being targeted but also Microsoft.

    What the hell is going on?
     
  10. Splych

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    i was watching a commentator who got deranked in CoD4 .
    he's been deranked so low that no matter how much EXP he gets , he stays at rank 1 with negative exp . luckily , he still has all his guns .

    i haven't been online for a month now , i think i might stick playing offline or better yet , not even bother to play with CoD anymore if these problems are occurring .
     
  11. Hop2089

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    2011, the year of information comprising, bans, and restriction

    We haven't even got to July yet and that's when gaming companies (except MS for the most part) will be in deep shit as well as 2 other industries.
     
  12. R2DJ

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    Honestly I'm starting to think 2012 will not be the end of the world, but the end of Internet. I don't know why. I don't wanna think of the worst.
     
  13. SamAsh07

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    So at E3, expect only Nintendo to show up?? Expect NGP cancellation?? Expect XBox LIVE to go down the same way as PSN?? Expect a new gaming company to hit the market (Imagine Apples PlayWorld, a home console with everything touch)??

    @R2DJ - Yeah I meant End of the gaming world, but ur thought is too wild, u went straight to internet? Lol +1
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    i guess the crisis is really having a toll. Its like an explosion of stealing that has become exposed (it was happening before in small scale, now its not)
     
  15. Eckin

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    I'll just pray that Gabe will keep Steam safe and safer everyday like he is trying to.
     
  16. Splych

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    SteamGuard is a nice addition , so at least he's trying [​IMG]
     
  17. InuYasha

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    I can't believe people still fall for those send me your ID and password emails scams....