Xbox Live Tackling Security Problems

More specifically, for players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Hasn’t this been a busy week with network security in the gaming industry? In the wake of Sony’s personal data leak, Microsoft itself has experienced some issues on its Xbox Live service.

Most recently is the continued work on smashing the phishing scams that started to appear for players of Modern Warfare 2:

Users may experience difficulties with the following services:
Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.
We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience

No words yet on if other games like Black Ops are affected.

This comes in light of reports yesterday from NeoGAF and Xbox-Scene of a blunder in account management which suddenly allowed banned Xbox 360s to reconnect to Xbox Live again. They were then promptly given the full ferocity of the Microsoft banhammer. Xbox Live supreme overlord, Stephen Toulouse, denies the claims and tweets:

hahahaha um no. Banned machines are still banned. Just a reminder that you can’t trust message boards. they all want karma.

Short and sweet no?