Why EA Forums Were Offline Yesterday?

By   /   Jan 31, 2012


As some of you might have noticed that yesterday, the official EA forums were offline for sometime. The primary reason behind was an intrusion by some unknown hacker who managed to “deface” the homepage of the forums. The incident is being attributed to a new forum exploit which the hacker managed to utilize and alter the homepage.

Necessary steps were taken and reportedly, no accounts or personal information have been compromised. After fixing the bug the forums are back online now and apparently safe to use.

Here is what one of EA’s officials posted about the incidence:

As some of you noticed the homepage of the forums was defaced by a hacker yesterday using a very new exploit for the software which runs the forums. This was noticed quickly and we took the action to take the forums offline while we investigated the details.

This work is now complete and the vulnerability we believe was used has now been fixed.

There is no evidence that any personal data was compromised and as passwords aren’t stored in a recoverable manor, we are confident they remain secure.

So there is nothing to be worried about. All is well now without any noticeable damage.

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