Yaaayy, another person who had their account hacked.

#1 Posted by Dark (390 posts) -

Yeh just happened to me an hour ago, they only purchased 2500 points (Which is strange, they could have gotten so much more.)

So I removed all payment options from memory and said meh, there is a few games from house party I wanted anyway so I am just going to go ahead and grab them instead of going through the painful process of refunding 40 odd bucks. I don't classify myself as rich but I am single and run my own business, I have the money laying around.

Just a heads up, may not be a good idea to save credit card info on Xbox live anymore, I am probably going to use prepaid cards from now on.

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (5629 posts) -

You can always get instant codes, I think Amazon do them. In the UK the online retailer ShopTo will just straight up text you the code for MS Points and XBL Gold.

#3 Posted by Dark (390 posts) -

Looking at it, they used my paypal account that I had saved there. The annoying thing is, I couldn't get it to work when I wanted it too, and somehow they just 'used' it. Ironic IMO

#4 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Just a couple of tips to help lock-down your account:

1) Obviously, use a different password for this account than you use for other accounts.

2) Optionally, use a different email address than your normal email for your WLID. You can change your email associated with your WLID account by following the instructions here: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing-and-subscriptions/account-management/manage-live-id#a6c524b62efb4ee18beed5705533201e

3) Setup a trusted-pc, as well as additional proofs: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Live/Account-Security/Security-Checklist

4) Setup a "security question" as a second password.

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