EA Leaks A Ton Of Sensitive FIFA 20 User Data Including eSports Pros
More than 1,600 FIFA 20 players may have been affected by a data breach during sign-ups for the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series. EA is currently running a promotion where they’ll give you a month of free EA Origin Access if you sign up for two-factor authentication on your Origin account. That’s how seriously they’re taking account security these days.
Oh, hang on, perhaps not. EA has opened up registration for its FIFA 20 Global Series eSports competition, only they’ve accidentally pre-populated the sign-up page with the personal details of players who’ve already done so. Is Electronic Arts a company we should be trusting with our personal information or not, we really can’t tell now.
EA opened up registrations for the FIFA 20 Global Series competition today. However, those trying to register noticed that the sign-up page displayed personal details of players who had already done so. They saw usernames, email addresses and dates of birth, among other information.
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What a mess. pic.twitter.com/IYMT1ieq4g
— George Hughes (@GeorgeHughes) October 3, 2019
Before I get to the absolute farce of that competitive bullshit, when you click the link register for verification you get other people's personal information!!!!!! WTFF, this is a new low even for this joke of a company
— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) October 3, 2019
It seems as though the problem affected high-profile players and professionals as well as anyone who signed up. After reports of the issue emerged, EA took down the page to investigate and said it would provide updates as soon as possible. EA statement posted on Twitter:
We're aware of a potential issue affecting the registration page for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series that went live earlier today. We take these matters seriously, and we immediately took down the page while we investigate the matter. We'll share updates as soon as possible.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) October 3, 2019
EA Sports took the registration page down 30 minutes after it launched, the company said in a statement posted to Twitter (Above). While the registration page was up, “approximately 1,600 players” were “potentially” impacted by the data breach. EA Sports said it’s looking to contact those players “with more details and protect their EA accounts.”
It continued: “Player privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, and we deeply apologize that our players encountered this issue today.”
Registration for the FIFA 20 Global Series is expected to re-open “in the coming days,” according to EA Sports.
It therefore comes heartily recommended you take advantage of EA;s Login Verification deal. From now until the end of October, you get a free month of Origin Access Basic for adding 2FA. This includes access to games like Anthem, Battlefield V, Burnout Paradise Remastered, and Madden NFL 19. Add 2FA and you’ll get your free month of Origin Access from November 1st, 2019.