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$1.2 Million Worth of MS Points Taken After Hackers Figure Out Code Algorithm

March 10th, 2011 03:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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The Save and Quit blog reports that a group of hackers figured out the algorithm behind a set of promotional codes that were each redeemable for 160 MS points, the currency used on Xbox Live. Quoting: “A person would just have to sit back and refresh over and over and rack up the 160MSP codes. Not every code would work, but a majority would. The site started to 404 due to the heavy traffic. If you have closer ties to the pirating community, you could find a program to get the codes for you. … This method took a little more work out of the user, but it was still simple enough for a 12 year old to figure out. … Microsoft found out about this exploit and put a stop to it immediately, but internet pirates still had enough time to steal $1.2 million worth of Microsoft Points.”

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