PSN users report credit card fraud, Xbox Live gets phishing alert

PSN users report credit card fraud, Xbox Live gets phishing alert.

[newsimage][/newsimage]As reports are beginning to flood the internet about credit card theft which may be associated with the recent Sony PlayStation Network security breach, Microsoft has issued an alert to Xbox Live subscribers regarding phishing attempts directed at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players.

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My paypal account got compromised. I’m pretty good with passwords, but I guess for some reason I thought it would be a brilliant idea to use the same one on PSN as paypal.

Someone tried to send out a $3000 e-cheque last night. Paypal thinks they’ve stopped it. I had my bank freeze the account it was drawn on.

I had my bank issue a new CC for the one that was linked to psn the other day, so I don’t think it had a chance to be compromised.

Zod – Sorry to hear. Hopefully it gets worked out. I changed a couple passwords just to be safe, but luckily never purchased anything over PSN with a credit card.

Anyone can get hacked but is it possible that this is because the PSN is free and doesn’t have as many security measures set in place as Xbox Live?