Hardware giant Microsoft has reacted to the “free Microsoft Points” exploit we reported yesterday. The company claims that the “$1.2 million loss” is inaccurate, and that the company is looking at ways to penalise users who took advantage of the exploit – which was set up to hand out 160 MSPoints for simply refreshing a page.
“We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately.”
Since the exploit started circulating earlier this week, it’s been announced that Microsoft had lost more than $1 million to pirates. The company rejects that figure, claiming that the reality is “nowhere near the amount that has been reported”, but refuses to share specific numbers.
At this stage, it is unclear what punishments Microsoft will dish out – beyond cancelling the dodgy codes – or how quickly anything will happen. If you did take advantage of the too-good-to-be-true exploit, keep an eye out, your account could be targeted.
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