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Video Game Phishing

Original release date: April 29, 2011 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

US-CERT is aware of reports that some users on the Xbox 360 video game system are receiving potential phishing attempts through an in-game messaging service. In-game message phishing is not a Microsoft issue and has nothing to do with Xbox LIVE. Games are products of third party developers that are playable on Xbox LIVE and other gaming systems.

Microsoft has posted a service alert on the Xbox LIVE status page regarding this issue.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves from these types of phishing attacks:

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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