In other Xbox Live news, Microsoft has issued a service alert for XBL matchmaking in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The XBL status site shows that all other systems are “up and running,” but in the case of Modern Warfare 2 matchmaking specifically, there’s a big red exclamation point accompanied by a message that reads:
Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.
We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
While that’s not nearly as bad as Sony’s debacle, the amount of scamming, fraud, and downright ne’er-do-welling in my gaming life is making me think I shouldn’t have turned down that extreme backgammon scholarship after all.