We just reported how Xbox Live experienced outages last night as the result of an alleged DDoS attack on the service by the group of hackers who call themselves the Lizard Squad. In the wake of that outage (now ended), it appears that a few fake Xbox Support Accounts are now harassing and abusing Xbox users.
Twitter account @XboxSupportPST has been responding to Xbox Live subscribers following the online attack with rather crude and abusive remarks, that are sometimes sexist and racist in nature (link withheld). These remarks include (profane language censored): “F*** You,” and “light your pubes on fire and kill your family.”
When the actual Xbox account was made aware of this fake, they said, “That is not an official account, I’m afraid. We’ll look into it but best to ignore them and come straight to us.”
This sounds like smart advice to me. I do wonder why Twitter has not banned the other account yet.