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SEA hijacks Microsoft Twitter accounts, Xbox support blog and Technet


The Syrian Electronic Army explains that its weekend pouncing was motivated by Microsoft's alleged monitoring of email accounts and selling of data for the US and other governments. The group promises to publish proof.

"STD-like" virus killing off Borderlands 2 video game characters

"STD-like" virus killing off Borderlands 2 video game characters

Gearbox, the maker of the popular game Borderlands 2, is warning Xbox 360 users to be careful of who they play with, following a rash of reports of unexplained character deaths.

The culprit: a software flaw that appears to be spreading, "STD-like", from Borderlands 2 "modders" to other law-abiding players.

US government learning how to hack video game consoles

US govt learning how to hack online gaming

The US Department of Homeland Security is out to hack video game consoles, such as Xboxes, Wiis and PlayStations.

HDMI cable protects your Xbox 360 from noisy viruses!

HDMI cable protects your XBOX 360 from noisy viruses!

Do you find that viruses are too noisy? Do they interfere with the quality of images when you're playing games on your XBOX 360?

Well, fear not!

US Police use games consoles in crime investigations

xbox console

Police in the US use XBox 360 and PS3s as key parts of investigations. With police now cooperating more closely with companies like Microsoft, is it time to ask for greater transparency about their relationships?

EFF asks US Copyright Office to exempt jailbreaking from DMCA


The EFF is asking the US Copyright Office to expand exemptions for jailbreaking/rooting devices to include game consoles and other smart devices. We explore the security risks and benefits of their proposal.

Xbox Live customers not hacked but phished

A wireless black Microsoft Xbox 360 controller with white background.

Xbox Live customers are the latest gamers to fall victim to an online attack with thousands of accounts hit across 35 countries.

Free 4000 Xbox Live Points survey scam spreads on Facebook

XBOX Live Points scam

The delegates of the Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver may be having a restful weekend after the closing address on Friday afternoon, but that doesn't mean their cybercriminal counterparts have also been taking it easy. Take for example, this survey Read more…