EA has once again made it to the news owing to a security incident. However this time, it wasn’t a result of any cyberattack, rather a site error. As revealed, the EA website suffered a glitch that leaked data of registered players.
Recently, the Gaming firm Electronic Arts (or EA) suffered a blunder. The official EA website, owing to a technical glitch, exposed details of registered gamers.
The matter first surfaced online when new visitors trying to register themselves on the website faced a strange issue. On the registration page of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, it was possible to see data of previously registered players.
EA launched this website on October 3, 2019. Shortly after its launch, players signing up on the site began witnessing this issue. During registration, they could see the details of players who registered themselves on the site earlier.
Allegedly, the leaked details included personal information as well, such as email addresses, Player ID, country of residence and birthday.
Here is what one such visitor shared in his tweet.
Soon after numerous complaints from users, EA finally acknowledged the glitch. They reportedly took down the newly created site to prevent further problems.
Later on, they shared a detailed statement regarding the glitch. As revealed, the website erroneously exposed data of registered players to the incoming visitors. The issue affected around 1600 players.
They further assured rectification of the glitch to prevent it from occurring again in the future. As mentioned in their statement,
Furthermore, they are also contacting all the players affected by this data leakage.