Microsoft high end employees Xbox LIVE accounts hacked

Following on from yesterday’s report about Xbox Entertainment Awards getting hacked the Verge has uncovered some new information about high end Microsoft employees having their Xbox LIVE accounts hacked.

Microsoft issued this statement

 ”We are aware that a group of attackers are using several stringed social engineering techniques to compromise the accounts of a handful of high-profile Xbox LIVE accounts held by current and former Microsoft employees.

We are actively working with law enforcement and other affected companies to disable this current method of attack and prevent its further use. Security is of critical importance to us and we are working every day to bring new forms of protection to our members.”

The hackers use a few different tactics, some are very complex. We’ll keep you updated on any new information we hear about this.