[Full-disclosure] Xbox live accounts are being stolen (is the training working?)
Kevin Finisterre (lists)
kf_lists at digitalmunition.com
Thu Aug 9 16:44:50 BST 2007
Which is fine... I was more than anything pointing out that this
individual still chose to ignore company policy. And being
stereotypical it sounded like the *same* call center I called into
before, so if she is doing it I am sure others are as well. Hopefully
she had minimal access to personal data.
And I guess I was also highlighting the fact that no one was really
paraded around for us to tar and feather for stealing accounts. Did
you guys actually catch someone or did they get off Scott free?
This issue had honestly been out of my mind for some time, I was
quite surprised to hear of it happening again.
On Aug 9, 2007, at 11:26 AM, Scott Hirnle wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> For Hardware calls, we don't verify the same information as we do
> on Live calls. The reason for this is because some people (in fact
> many people) who call into the hardware queue are not even Xbox
> Live customers. Therefore, they don't have the same data to verify
> against and as a result, our agents don't have visibility into it
> and our entitlement process is different for each line of business.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Finisterre (lists) [mailto:kf_lists at digitalmunition.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 8:21 AM
> To: full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk
> Cc: Ashley Wilson
> Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Xbox live accounts are being stolen
> (is the training working?)
> I find it kind of ironic that my Xbox broke last night after an
> update and I am now on the phone with a Xbox live representative.
> After the whole stolen accounts fiasco I remember calling in an
> having techs flat out refuse to work with you until you verified your
> full name, address, phone number, gamer tag, xbox console serial
> number and email address used on the account.
> I just finished talking to a tech about my xbox after only giving her
> my First name, Address and Phone number (I couldn't give my serial
> because my xbox is not near me). After asking to speak with her
> supervisor about some other issues I asked him to remind me of what
> information should be verified prior to speaking with someone. He
> told me that "First and Last name, Address, Phone Number, Email and
> Serial Number had to be verified and if any one item was missing or
> not available to be verified via other means" then they have been
> instructed to not speak with you. I asked him what happened with
> Gamertag verification and he stated that only applied to Xbox live
> issues and it was not verified for Xbox console issue. I didn't
> bother telling him the tech that passed me on to him didn't quite
> verify all the data, I simply said thanks and hung up.
> At the very least this may help illustrate that no amount of training
> can fully curb human behavior. The tech I talked to had no problem
> ignoring the lack of serial number and email address on my account.
> So Ashley... yeah I guess it is entirely possible that accounts *can*
> still be stolen. Hell for all I know it could be the same kids since
> no one was ever produced as the culprit of the previous caper.
> Good luck!
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