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Competition taken offline following "technical difficulties", circa 3000 people affected

If you're thinking of entering yesterday's Xbox Live Entertainment Awards, you might want to hold off for the moment. If you've already entered, you might want to change any and all of your passwords.... read more

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Postby Metalrodent » 19 Mar 2013, 20:19

I also considered entering - thankully i didn't
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Postby Lazarus22nd » 20 Mar 2013, 09:52

I entered, I better win now.....
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Postby Captain_Chao5 » 20 Mar 2013, 09:57

FFS! I only changed my password a few weeks before entering this. Changed again and lesson learned - don't enter these again! :?
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Postby crazziesully » 22 Mar 2013, 18:20

And if you entered through xbox.com?
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Re: Xbox Live Entertainment Awards hit by security breach -

Postby Mercer543 » 23 Mar 2013, 13:08

Hello,

Thank you for supporting and voting in the Xbox Entertainment Awards.

Unfortunately, I'm writing today to share information about a technical error we experienced on Tuesday 19th March with the Xbox Entertainment Awards voting app available on our UK Facebook page. The voting app inadvertently disclosed a limited amount of participants' personal data for a brief time to a non-public web page. We took immediate steps to remove the application from its UK Facebook page and sincerely apologise for the error.

The information available for that brief time was generated from the prize draw form you filled in and was limited to your name, email address, Gamertag and date of birth. No other information was recorded or available. The information disclosed cannot be used to directly compromise your Microsoft Account. However, to ensure that you have the appropriate security in place on your Microsoft Account we highly recommend you visit http://www.xbox.com/security. If you have not already done so, use the information there to set a strong password on the Microsoft Account and to add or update additional security information. Further information can be located at Microsoft's Safety & Security Centre at http://www.microsoft.com/security.

We have removed the "Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition" element of the Xbox Entertainment Awards and have closed this Facebook prize promotion. To apologise for any inconvenience this technical issue and the withdrawal of the Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition may have caused we are, as a gesture of goodwill, providing you with 1600 Microsoft Points which can be redeemed for TV shows, movies and games to enjoy on your Xbox 360 console, tablet or PC.* For redemption instructions, please sign in to your Microsoft Account on http://www.xbox.com/live and click on My Account, then Redeem Code.

Your Token Code (Expiry date: 30th June 2013): XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

If you are an Xbox LIVE customer and have any queries please visit http://support.xbox.com for further information on account security.

Many thanks,

The Xbox Entertainment Awards team


Passwords reset just in case. I'll take the 1600ms points though, now just what to spend them on.
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Postby will_bazza » 23 Mar 2013, 13:37

let microsoft reveal my email address and date of birth momentarily and get 1600 mp, sounds like a bloody bargain to me :lol:
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Re: Xbox Live Entertainment Awards hit by security breach -

Postby thesabby001 » 23 Mar 2013, 21:32

Mercer543 wrote:
Hello,

Thank you for supporting and voting in the Xbox Entertainment Awards.

Unfortunately, I'm writing today to share information about a technical error we experienced on Tuesday 19th March with the Xbox Entertainment Awards voting app available on our UK Facebook page. The voting app inadvertently disclosed a limited amount of participants' personal data for a brief time to a non-public web page. We took immediate steps to remove the application from its UK Facebook page and sincerely apologise for the error.

The information available for that brief time was generated from the prize draw form you filled in and was limited to your name, email address, Gamertag and date of birth. No other information was recorded or available. The information disclosed cannot be used to directly compromise your Microsoft Account. However, to ensure that you have the appropriate security in place on your Microsoft Account we highly recommend you visit http://www.xbox.com/security. If you have not already done so, use the information there to set a strong password on the Microsoft Account and to add or update additional security information. Further information can be located at Microsoft's Safety & Security Centre at http://www.microsoft.com/security.

We have removed the "Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition" element of the Xbox Entertainment Awards and have closed this Facebook prize promotion. To apologise for any inconvenience this technical issue and the withdrawal of the Xbox LIVE Awards Programme Competition may have caused we are, as a gesture of goodwill, providing you with 1600 Microsoft Points which can be redeemed for TV shows, movies and games to enjoy on your Xbox 360 console, tablet or PC.* For redemption instructions, please sign in to your Microsoft Account on http://www.xbox.com/live and click on My Account, then Redeem Code.

Your Token Code (Expiry date: 30th June 2013): XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

If you are an Xbox LIVE customer and have any queries please visit http://support.xbox.com for further information on account security.

Many thanks,

The Xbox Entertainment Awards team


Passwords reset just in case. I'll take the 1600ms points though, now just what to spend them on.


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Re: Xbox Live Entertainment Awards hit by security breach -

Postby Guilty Sparks » 25 Mar 2013, 10:39

This would be a really good Idea, see you on the battlefield Spartans! :D

Also If you haven't got the retail game of Halo 4 it only costs £18.52 on a well known online retailers website at the moment, new spartan recruits are always welcome. :wink:


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Re: Xbox Live Entertainment Awards hit by security breach -

Postby benjedimaster » 27 Mar 2013, 13:34

Hey guys,
Did this come in an e-mail? I haven't received one, though i have a LIVE message that i can only read on my Xbox? (On my laptop at college)
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