My Xbox Live account got hacked

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#1 Posted by Lithium_Fly (9 posts) -
Neh, My account got hacked. Microsoft said they're working on it and they like got the FBI and they'll get it in a month. I just wanna know, is that true, or is that just the regular message and should I just get a new account instead of trying to wait for Microsoft to get it? I mean, I'll wait a month or two, but if it'll take a year, I'd just get a new account. And, for the wait, is it safe to get a non-Live account on the 360 for the wait?
#2 Posted by Yorkshire_14 (225 posts) -

What do you mean by safe? Do you mean is Jimi Hendrix gonna see your account on your xbox and smash it up with his guitar? If thats what you mean, your perfectly safe.

#3 Posted by soufan123 (734 posts) -

If Live says they'll get it in a month, they'll get it in a month. It should be pretty safe and secure considering they've actually contacted you, but may I ask, how was it hacked?

#4 Posted by dvb2k (309 posts) -

Surely if Microsoft can confirm that the account is yours, they could just suspend it from Live. Reset the password and give it back to you? Or is it more complex than that and Im just being ignorant.

#5 Posted by Lithium_Fly (9 posts) -
They're doing some like, investigation or whatever looking for the guy who got my account. They've suspended it, they're just trying to find the guy before they give me back my account. (I got new info today) So, um, nevermind than.
#6 Posted by landon-manning (1 posts) -
My Account was hacked on Saturday morning yesterday. I called Microsoft, answered all their questions, twice (Because I talked to a representative, and then I talked to a lady that specialized in getting hacked accounts back, and she asked me the same questions he did) AnyWay, I gotta give Microsoft some MAJOR PROPS. They gave me my account back in LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!! They told me they'd call back or e-mail me with info on the investigation, and so I checked my e-mail today to check on it, and I had a MSG from Microsoft saying My account had been locked down, and they gave me a link to get it back. Litteerally, All I had to do was follow the link and choose a new password. That's it.
#7 Posted by LostSoul781 (1630 posts) -

How do you even get your xbox account hacked. Never happened to anyone I know.

#8 Posted by joke_man (1075 posts) -

How do you even get your xbox account hacked. Never happened to anyone I know.

LostSoul781

Really? Getting your Live account "hacked" is like having your car stolen because you left the keys in it........... Most of the people you know are probably smart enough not to leave their keys in their car, or in this case, allowing your password to be compromised thus giving up your Live account. Apparently Microsoft cares enough to help people get their accounts back even though the account holder is at fault. Unlike the insurance company that would probably laugh their butts off if you thought they would compenstate you for your car if you left the keys in it, and it was taken as a result, haha. Props to the big guys.

#9 Posted by Wakanoid (4464 posts) -

Well hacking microsoft is possible, but. Uhm, I don't think anyones that stupid to hack an xbox live account to get owned by the F.B.I?

Anyway, One of my old really good friends ( We don't really talk anymore) He hacked a bunch of accounts, He'd tell people he'd get them max level on halo and done, sad how foolish people are.

#10 Posted by simardbrad (2355 posts) -

maybe if people would stop entering their passwords to their live account on phishing sites then this wouldn't happen...

www.xb0x.com/stealaccount.php is NOT a trusted site.

#11 Posted by joke_man (1075 posts) -

Well hacking microsoft is possible, but. Uhm, I don't think anyones that stupid to hack an xbox live account to get owned by the F.B.I?

Anyway, One of my old really good friends ( We don't really talk anymore) He hacked a bunch of accounts, He'd tell people he'd get them max level on halo and done, sad how foolish people are.

Wakanoid

What your "friend" did wasn't hacking Microsoft or Xbox Live accounts.........

#12 Posted by FuM3xClan (1 posts) -
My Account was hacked on Saturday morning yesterday. I called Microsoft, answered all their questions, twice (Because I talked to a representative, and then I talked to a lady that specialized in getting hacked accounts back, and she asked me the same questions he did) AnyWay, I gotta give Microsoft some MAJOR PROPS. They gave me my account back in LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!! They told me they'd call back or e-mail me with info on the investigation, and so I checked my e-mail today to check on it, and I had a MSG from Microsoft saying My account had been locked down, and they gave me a link to get it back. Litteerally, All I had to do was follow the link and choose a new password. That's it. landon-manning
I know im late, but how long did they sent you the email? Because i got scammed by a scammer, i gave my email & password to him & he has changed everything on my account. & The guy i talked to on MS said it'll take 7 days untill they send me an email. But i havent gotten it yet.
#13 Posted by Schreek (1636 posts) -

Well hacking microsoft is possible, but. Uhm, I don't think anyones that stupid to hack an xbox live account to get owned by the F.B.I?

Anyway, One of my old really good friends ( We don't really talk anymore) He hacked a bunch of accounts, He'd tell people he'd get them max level on halo and done, sad how foolish people are.

Wakanoid

That is not hacking, that is lying.