Microsoft Investigating Free Xbox Points Exploit, But Reported Loss Values 'Inaccurate'
Microsoft says it's looking at ways to penalize users who used an exploit published online to obtain free Microsoft Points for Xbox 360, and that the company will invalidate any of the codes generated through the illegitimate method.
A gaming forum user with the handle "Dark" posted instructions for the exploit on a message board a few days ago, and the information quickly spread.
Since news of the exploit first surfaced, numerous media outlets have reported that the stolen points amounted to over $1 million in value. Microsoft told Gamasutra that amount is "inaccurate," but declined to specify: "We can’t share specific numbers, but the figure is nowhere near the amount that has been reported," said the company.