Data dump suggests possible breach at Electronic Arts

Steve Ragan reports:

A post to Pastebin containing account details for Electronic Arts (EA) customers hit a little too close to home for one gamer, who found his email address, account password, and games list among the harvested data.

The data dump also included what appear to be dates of birth.

A mere three hours after Steve notified EA of the data dump, they sent him a statement saying that so far, they had no indication of any breach of their system but “In an abundance of caution, we’re taking steps to secure any account that has an EA or Origin user ID that matches the usernames on this list.”

Read more on CSO Online. And maybe someone should ask EA whether they are storing passwords in plain text, and if so, why.

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