There's an interesting piece over at about how hackers target Xbox Live accounts, and from it, we were able to get some good tips on how you can protect yourself from a similar threat.
  • While you aren't able to hide your gamerscore, you can make your account a bit less desirable on the black market by hiding the games you've been playing.
  • Avoid services like that promote your gamerscore and, in doing so, make you a larger target.
  • Put fake information in your Xbox Live account, then use pre-paid cards to buy things and pay for the service, thereby making identity theft less damaging.
No, we don't actually do any of these things, but if you're a worrywart you can't say we don't have your back.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.