Xbox Live Hacked- 60,000+ Accounts Leaked
The name you all should know by now, LulzSec, has just hacked Xbox Live and has exposed over 60,000 Xbox Live gamertags, passwords, and even PayPal information. The information was taken down from forums multiple times, but it keeps getting posted.
If you use Xbox Live or Paypal, I recommend changing your password on both platforms, as well as your bank account, immediately. World Of Warcraft usernames and passwords were also stolen.
If LulzSec was really hacking these companies for the sake of exposing security flaws, fine, I can accept that line of reasoning. But release thousands of personal information, allowing for Identity fraud and leaking credit card information? That is placing harm on innocent individuals, and makes no sense what so ever.
How are you sticking it to the “man” when you’re harming regular citizens who have no ties to big business? Of course, Microsoft has turned the other cheek and claim that there is no evidence of a hack, but who are you going to believe?
Also, do not that names were probably leaked as well, so I highly recommend changing the password on every single account that shares your Xbox Live, PayPal, or Bank password, just to be safe. It’s always better to take extra measures of prevention than to deal with the headaches that come from identity theft.