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    MS Point scam cost Microsoft over $1 million


    That seemingly unintelligible string of numbers and letters attached to MS Point cards and Xbox Live Gold trials has an underlying code, a kind of system in place, a group of hackers found out yesterday. Using old claimed codes, this group was able to come up with an algorithm to generate new, valid code strings -- those who input the code got 160 MS Points and could refresh the site for more. Later, through a separate channel, hackers were able to exploit the algorithm to generate codes for a Halo: Reach Banshee Avatar prop.

    This forum seems to be the origin point of the algorithm in question, where some users have claimed to have gathered hundreds of dollars in MS Points; current estimates put the total damage to Microsoft at over $1 million. Microsoft has since had the codes pulled, though we have to wonder if there's any other countermeasure the company could use to catch these individuals.



    Honestly, we're a bit too busy staring at these awesome lightsabers we just got for our Avatar to worry about such things. Lightsabers that were, uh, totally acquired through legal, completely ethical means -- yeah, that's it.
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    lol...thank god i spread 10k between 6 accounts before they went down, Unfortunately the other 30k went to waste :( But thanks for the generous gesture MS :D

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    Too bad I was so sick that even reaching for a mouse or keyboard felt like a lifetime of effort, I managed to cash in on zero codes ) :

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    good times, ms never learns, lol
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    Dammit, don't you hate it when you find out about something awesome that you would love to use, only when it becomes unusable? Sad face for me.
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    Hahahahaa FUCK YOU MICROSOFT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerald Lance View Post
    Dammit, don't you hate it when you find out about something awesome that you would love to use, only when it becomes unusable? Sad face for me.
    I agree ive been stuck on WOW and i havent even turned on my xbox :(

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    Ruh Roh Shaggy! Time to spend these points real quick-like!

 

 
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