Halo Reach - Beware of scams and malicious links
Sunbelt Security is warning of at least three separate forms of attack on this highly popular game. Avoid free downloads that promise success, be careful with Internet searches, and avoid handing over your account credentials to others.
Sunbelt Blogs: Halo Reach: Scams Galore
QUOTE: Halo Reach has been doing rather well since the game was launched last week. Of course, this means scammers have marked it as a target for shenanigans. I thought it would be a good idea to have a quick look at some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. I haven’t touched phishing, as Bungie (the Halo developers) have covered that one nicel
Halo Reach - Very popular (70 million times played)
(1) Free generators. It doesn’t matter whether they’re offering up free armour downloads, extra weaponry or, er, “flaming helmets” – you can bet hard cash that whatever they’re offering will not work. Many of these sites lurk on free blog hosting, advertised via Youtube
(2) Something else gamers should be wary of is stumbling onto infected sites that through accident or design (in the form of Blackhat SEO) are touting all manner of Malware. One little letter missing, and the end-user would be stumbling onto a URL flagged with the “This site may harm your computer” warning from Google Search.
(3) Modding / hacking XBox accounts for cash, buying high level profiles, giving control of your account to strangers to let them increase your score. All of the above are bad ideas – modding accounts can easily be detected, and the banhammer is probably going to fall on your head shortly afterwards.
Finally, it goes without saying that you should never hand over login details to “helpful” gamers who want to increase your score – things will go wrong in a hurry. There will probably be many more scams related to Halo Reach over the coming months, but the above list hopefully gives you an idea of what the most common ones will be.