When we start to talk about possible breaches of Microsoft’s online security, many gamers get paranoid. While known for being much more secure than some other online gaming networks (ahem, Sony), they are not totally immune to security breaches. Microsoft today responded to a scare about possible loss of personal data, stating that no data was stolen and that your information is secure.
“Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox Live service. The online safety of Xbox LIVE members remains of the utmost importance, which is why we consistently take measures to protect Xbox LIVE against ever-changing threats. Security in the technology industry is an ongoing process, and with each new form of technology designed to deter attacks, the attackers try to find new ways to subvert it. We continue to evolve our security features and processes to ensure Xbox LIVE customers information is secure. Online fraud and identity theft are industry-wide problems, and as such people using any online services should set strong passwords, not share those passwords across multiple services and refrain from sharing any personal details that could leave them vulnerable. As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox LIVE Account Security guidance provided a thttp://xbox.com/security to protect your account.”
Well that lets us all sleep easier at night, knowing our Xbox Live accounts are safe. I mean, a big company that could stand to lose millions like Microsoft would never lie about something like this, right?