Several outlets are reporting on Microsoft's investigations into the possibility of hacking and fraud on the Xbox live service
. After customer service complaints, rumours of hacked accounts, and allegations of mis-used credit card information, C|Net reports that the Microsoft has opened an investigation. At the very least, this will reassure frustrated customers. Kevin Finisterre has kept a log of his discussion
with the 1-800-MY-XBOX folks and the service's ongoing problems. "Security researcher Kevin Finisterre was playing Halo on a recent night with several friends when some of their opponents threatened to steal their accounts, he said. 'Literally the next day my girl's account was locked out,' Finisterre wrote in an e-mail Tuesday. 'I received a message on my Xbox that said: "We are sorry we must log you out of Xbox Live because someone else is using your Gamertag."' The account was banned."