Saturday, March 12, 2011

Microsoft penalizing users of illigitmate Microsoft Points

A few days ago a forum user, on the website ‘The Tech Game’, told all the other users how to generate codes for Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live service.
Since this Microsoft have looked into it and they are looking to punish those who participated in obtaining the free codes. Microsoft has now invalidated the codes generated illegitimately and come out with the following statement:
“Codes obtained legitimately by users will not be impacted”. Microsoft found out about the generator within hours but a reported $1.2 million worth of codes were generated and used. Microsoft has said that the figures are far too high adding “We can’t share specific numbers”.
Microsoft’s full statement:
We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately. We take safety and security very seriously and require that Xbox LIVE members use the service in compliance with applicable laws and specifically prohibit people from engaging in illegal activity as a part of our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct. Our Policy and Enforcement team is evaluating whether or not certain individuals have violated the Terms of Use for Xbox LIVE and will take the appropriate enforcement on an individual basis. Codes obtained legitimately by users will not be impacted.
It has not been revealed yet how Microsoft are going to penalize the users who used the points but bans may be put in place and Microsoft’s ‘Terms of Use’ changed.

9 comments:

  1. good to see that microsoft is doing something

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  2. thats sick... i wish i would have been aware of the generator :( anyway keep up the posts :)

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  3. Yeah this was an interesting read. It was not that they had a generator, but they manipulated code, on those Microsoft fill out the survey for 100 ms points sites. Thus being able to get multiple legit codes.

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  4. *looks at my CFW PS3 and HBC Wii*

    Meh.

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  5. I don't think i'd have used that code generator at all. Just doesn't seem like a good idea since microsoft WILL find you.

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  6. Who could POSSIBLY think that would be a good idea? Who just changes their points??

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