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PostSubject: #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked.   #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked. EmptyTue Jul 14, 2015 2:34 pm

There have been several reports of Origin Accounts being hacked. Some instances were caught before any real damage was done.
The not-so-lucky ones have had purchases made using their credit card information. The hackers also have changed emails and passwords causing the legitimate account owner to be locked out.
Suggested actions are to reset passwords and update any security information.
Removing any stored credit card information is also a good idea.
You can set up an alert to let you know if your account has been accessed from another computer.
Keep your information safe.
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Thank you for posting this alert applause

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PostSubject: Re: #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked.   #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked. EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 12:23 pm

How is Ea responding to this? Doing nothing probably?
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PostSubject: Re: #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked.   #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked. EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 4:47 pm

Yikes! I only use Paypal for my purchases so hope I am OK. I should change my password though I guess. Thanks for letting us know!
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I also use Paypal for paying for Origin items. Whew!
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PostSubject: Re: #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked.   #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked. EmptyThu Jul 16, 2015 10:48 pm

@Volvenom wrote:
How is Ea responding to this? Doing nothing probably?

How to maintain your account security and safety
http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to-maintain-account-security/
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Ow! Thanks for the information!
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PostSubject: Re: #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked.   #ALERT# Origin Accounts are Being Hacked. EmptyFri Jul 24, 2015 1:53 pm

I had seen this reported on the official forums too a while back and alerted everyone on there. Since then I went into my Origin account and removed all banking info and changed my password. I also was locked out of my yahoo account for some reason and have been playing heck to get yahoo to open it back up for me so I ended up creating a gmail account and changed all correspondence from EA/Origin to that email address.

Most times I just put money on a Amex card - Bluebird and keep that balance at like just barely over a dollar. If anyone tries to hack that they won't get any personal info as there was none used to open that card and it's one of those pre-paid credit cards. Let them hackers try to spend off that one! HA Good luck charlie! Laughing
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