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: