Microsoft may have only announced its inaugural Xbox Entertainment Awards yesterday, but the service has already been hit by problems.
According to MCV, the voting site was the victim of a security breach which resulted in the names, gamertags, emails and birthdays of 2,892 entrants being posted online. Those accessing the site were also reportedly able to edit or remove the listings they saw.
Shortly after this, the site was taken offline for maintenance, while MCV was provided with the following explanation by Microsoft: "We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the Xbox Entertainment Awards landing page and have taken the site offline while we investigate."
This is hardly the first high profile breach in recent times and the extent of the damage isn't yet apparent. We've reached out to Microsoft for comment and will keep you updated as the story develops.
I didn't even hear about XEA or knew it existed. Posting of "names, gamertags,emails and birthdays" isn't that big of a deal imo but I guess editing listings is important or something.
Life goes on.
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