Microsoft has launched a counter-attack against hackers who used an Xbox Live exploit earlier this week to thieve huge numbers of MS Points.
According to a statement handed down to Gamasutra, the platform holder intends to invalidate ill-gotten codes and track down the perpetrators.
"We are aware of the situation and have taken steps to invalidate the codes obtained illegitimately," it read.
Microsoft also insisted that the $1.2 million dollar figure that early reports claim the scam had cost the platform holder was well wide of the mark.
"We can't share specific numbers, but the figure is nowhere near the amount that has been reported," explained a spokesperson.