Gamertag Exploit Rumbles On

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Back in August we reported that individuals were changing their usernames in gaming sessions to impersonate Microsoft staff and game developers, grabbing login details from unsuspecting victims. It seems the problem is not only taking place, but now comes with an interesting addition - the hackers have now found a way to play on the XBox Live network for free while using the above exploit.

Whoops.

The "playing for free" thing is a new one on me, but I'm a little surprised Microsoft haven't fixed the ingame namechanging yet - this has left users open to social engineering for a number of weeks now. Fingers crossed they put this one to bed for good...

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