Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360 has not been compromised despite a hacked data that may be used to log into an account.

The company said a group posted a list of thousands of email addresses and passwords that could be used across various online sites, including Xbox Live.

“At this time we do not have any evidence Xbox LIVE has been compromised. However we take the security of our service seriously and work on an ongoing basis to improve it against evolving threats,” the company wrote in the forums.

Online group LulzSec has claimed responsibility for the publication of email address and password information.

The group has previously targeted sites by Sony Corp., Nintendo Co., and Bethesda Softworks.

Microsoft in June said it currently holds 35 million Xbox Live members globally. Each spends of average of 60 hours on the service, the company said.

Microsoft in Sept. will sell a new limited edition Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle at $399.99.

Current Xbox 360 stand-alone SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB hardware at $299.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB hardware at $199.99.

Bundle SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Special Edition Bundle at $399.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect bundle at $299.99.

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