EA says it’s investigating FIFA account hacks

FIFA 22 creators have had their accounts run out of coins and teams stripped of players due to lax digital security.

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FIFA 22 and EA are at the center of a scandal today as many big-name FIFA content creators, streamers and players have reported that their accounts have been stolen.

The first report begins with Mirror before hitting most major game publications. The hacked accounts included Jamie Bateson (AKA Bateson87), NickRTFM, Trymacs, TisiSchubecH, FUT FG, FUT Donkey, JoaoSeleiro, Drugsinsfc (Wael) and lNoahHDl. Each lost control of their account and the Ultimate Team Club in Fifa 22.

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Although, “hacking” can be a broad term. Apparently, the hackers didn’t break the password or get into EA’s servers through a hidden backdoor. Instead, they just spam the EA Help live chat services asking for reassignment of the emails associated with the creator’s EA account. This finally worked, locking down the creator and allowing the hackers to roam free. Once granted access, the hackers spent all their money and exchanged it for all their players.

“I intend to sue,” FUT Donkey wrote on Twitter. “They gave my account to a random person via live chat, a clear violation of data protection laws”

What’s worse is that FUT Donkey warned EA that they were being “targeted by hackers“and to not change anything without additional verification.” I can’t do anything more and tbh I shouldn’t do anything. It’s basic security, which is disgusting.

An EA spokesperson has since responded to the incident. “We are aware of recent account takeover attempts and are currently investigating,” a spokesperson told The Mirror. “You can find more information on how to secure your account, including how to enable two-factor authentication here.”

FIFA is one of EA’s biggest and most profitable franchises. due to the micro-reaction economy by FIFA Ultimate Team. FIFA 22 spent five weeks at the top of UK sales charts and went in over £4 billion in the UK alone (thanks, VGC).

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