Iamadam the Malefic wrote:
How could EA allow people to recover gamertags when Live is managed by Microsoft?
I dunno. I'm just repeating what I read. Something to do with an integration between specific EA games and Microsoft Live. I don't play any EA Games, so I don't know how far it goes. Or it could be not true at all.
The biggest thing seems to have happened with a bunch of accounts getting hacked for a FIFA game last month. I read a couple articles on it. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/10/as-xbox-live-fifa-12-fraud-continues-microsofts-response-becomes-maddening.ars http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/717430/xbox-live-hacked-internet-reports-point-to-fifa-connection/ http://kotaku.com/5858538/xbox-lives-hack-wasnt-a-hack-says-microsoft http://kotaku.com/5862494/xbox-live-hacked-microsoft-still-says-no-tabloid-still-says
The last article was just a couple days ago. I haven't logged into my Live account in a month or two, and haven't logged in on the internet in quite some time (usually just log in from my xbox).
Reports seem to say that the EA recovery was used to get the EA/Origins account/password, and then they used that for the Live password (for people that shared the same ones). But while my Live and EA emails were the same, the passwords were not the same (though, they were similar. I have a habit of re-arranging letters/numbers and changing small things between passwords. I always thought it was enough to not be guessed).
This happened to me today too! Had $300 worth of Zune/Microsoft points purchased (but like you, noone had done anything with them in 3 hours). Initiated an investigation, but unfortunately can't get hold of my bank so that will have to wait til tomorrow. Glad to see (I guess) that it wasn't a specific issue with my account.
Same. I feel a little better (Kind of) that it wasn't just me. I don't know if I should dispute the charges with my bank tomorrow right away, or give them a little bit of time to fix it. Last time I had to do anything was with Paypal, and I disputed the charges right away, but Paypal fixed it in about 3-5 days. I probably will stop by the bank at lunch tomorrow and have them start filing the papers to dispute the two charges. Edited, Nov 27th 2011 6:05pm by TirithRR