The new and first Xbox Entertainment Awards on Xbox LIVE has been breached, in a security blunder the system is leaking out information and the gamertags of those who voted and entered the competition sweepstakes.
The awards website had the aim of “Bringing together the best and broadest range of entertainment – inclusive of games, movies, TV, music and more – the Xbox Entertainment Awards celebrate Xbox community favourites, as voted by you.” it also gives the opportunity of winning n Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 320 GB console, Kinect sensor, Xbox LIVE Gold One Year Membership, 2000 Microsoft Points, games and swag.
MCV were first contacted by a user who gave them a screengrab of the information. Information such as email addresses, gamertags and date of birth’s allow potential hackers and scammers access to your Xbox LIVE Gold account profile. Microsoft has taken the site down until further notice, but it’s left a bitter taste in my mouth that I no longer trust it.
Please DO NOT VOTE on the Xbox Entertainment Awards website as if an oversight left thousands of gamers tags and email addresses on full view – I wouldn’t bother with it in future.