Phishing Messages on XBox Live Network

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You may or may not have come across these before, but there seems to be a fresh set of phish messages (most likely from compromised accounts) being fired around XBox Live using the lure of free Microsoft points as bait (gamers can use these points to buy games, amongst other things).

Consequently, if you happen to be sent something like this by one of your contacts:

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...then run away very quickly. In this case, the website was made to look like a genuine login page - of course, when you entered your details you had been phished and would be returned to the real XBox page as if nothing untoward had happened.

The phishing page above is currently offline, but may well return (and obviously it's the easiest thing in the world for the scammer behind this to simply change the URL being sent out by hijacked accounts).

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