Origin Account Database Was Not Breached, EA Clarifies
Earlier this week, some users reported suspicious activities on their origin accounts, displaying the purchases that were never made by the users.
However, the issues were not as widespread as expected and were not a result of a hacking. EA’s representative in a statement has clarified that there was no breach in the Origin database.
We found no indication at this point of a breach of our Origin account database. Privacy and security of user account information are of the utmost importance to us. We encourage our players to use Origin user ID and passwords that are unique to their account, and to report any activity they feel may be unauthorized to EA customer support at help.ea.com.
When these issues were brought online, EA assured that the investigation was in progress and now they have clarified that there was no breach and the accounts are safe. However, those accounts that have been experiencing some strange activities will be dealt with as separate cases.
Furthermore, Origin will now have a two-step authorization system that will alert you whenever your account is accessed from a new device.
You can rest easy now and enjoy the sale that is currently going on at Origin. Multiple famous titles have been put on big discounts, but you will have to hurry to avail these offers as they will only last until Jan. 6, 2015.