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Microsoft Xbox Live User Accounts Fall Victim To Hackers

Redmond-based organisation Microsoft Corp. has admitted that the accounts of many of its Xbox Live users using the massively popular gaming network are being hacked by malicious elements.

However, the company continues to stand firm on its earlier stand on the issue, as it once again stated that there were no signs whatsoever of its Xbox Live service falling victim to a security breach.

The company has been repeatedly subjected to severe criticism by its users and experts for failing to provide the necessary technical assistace to all those victims whose Xbox Live accounts were hacked, leaving them unable to restore their access to the servie.

It is worth noting here that Microsoft's arch rival in the game console market, Sony, also found itself at the receiving end of a series of organised hack attacks that affected almost 100,000 of its PlayStation and PC Gaming network users. It was reported later that Sony initially tried to mislead the affected customers by undermining the severity of the attack.

"While we here at Xbox have no evidence of a security breach in the Xbox Live service, that is of little comfort to our members whose accounts have been compromised by malicious and illegal attacks," stated Xbox Live's general manager, Alex Garden, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald.

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