Xbox LIVE phishing alert

This week, Xbox LIVE issued a Service Alert warning that you might receive phishing messages if you play the Xbox game Modern Warfare 2. If you receive a matchmaking message that seems suspicious, ignore it.

Microsoft is aware of the problem and is working to resolve the issue. For the most current information, see Xbox LIVE Status.

To help protect yourself from phishing and fraud, see Email and web scams: How to help protect yourself.


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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    I received an e mail in my MSN mail account asking me for user name and password.  Is this legitimate?  Thank you for any help you can provide.

  2. Anonymous

    As everyone should be aware no company will ask for your user name or password. Admin of any company have rights to get into accounts when then need to so there would not be a need for them to ask you for it.

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