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Microsoft is set to refund users of the XBox 360 Live service after a scam netted thieves millions of dollars.Xbox Live subscribers whose accounts were accessed by hackers who then went on to buy downloadable content that was then exchanged for real money are set to be compensated after Microsoft said that the amount of people affected was “small”.

Microsoft has started sending out  warnings that some accounts may have been compromised, they are also urging all Xbox Live gamers  to change their Xbox Live passwords.

In a statement issued by Microsoft, the Company said “We take the security of the Xbox Live service seriously and work to improve it against evolving threats,” a Microsoft spokesman said.

“Very occasionally, though, we are contacted by members regarding alleged unauthorised access to their accounts by outside individuals. We can confirm that only a small percentage of Xbox Live customers have been affected”.

The company is set to release a made-over version of the Xbox Live dashboard on 6 December, by which time all this will be but a distant memory.

 

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