Electronic Arts‘ fiasco is nearly as pathetic as Bethesda’s was with Fallout 76…
FIFA 20 Global Series will be the eSport championship of FIFA, and it gets lots of registrations. The story takes a turn for the worse here: multiple professional players, such as George Hughes and Kurt Fenech have reported that when they tried to register, they saw other people’s information when they were asked to confirm their data. Jimmy „Jrexx” Brennan thinks that their information might have been leaked. The shared information may include emails, IDs, birthdates, country of residence, and console and account names.
First, Electronic Arts has temporarily taken off the registration site, then published this statement: „We’re aware of a potential issue affecting the registration page for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series that went live earlier today. We take these matters seriously, and we immediately took down the page while we investigate the matter. We’ll share updates as soon as possible.” Then, they followed up with another one, revealing that up to 1600 players (!) might have been involved in the unfortunate leaks: „At approximately 1 p.m. UK Time, we announced the registration portal page for the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series. Shortly after, we learned that some players trying to register were seeing the information of other players who had already signed-up through the registration page. We immediately took action to shut down the site by 1:30 p.m. UK Time. We were able to root cause the issue and implement a fix to be clear that information is protected. We’re confident that players will not see the same issue going forward.
We’ve determined that approximately 1,600 players were potentially affected by this issue, and we are taking steps to contact those competitors with more details and protect their EA accounts. Player privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, and we deeply apologize that our players encountered this issue today.
Registration will re-open in the coming days, and we will notify the community on the @EASPORTSFIFA and @EAFIFAesports Twitter handles when it’s live.”
Sadly, such a thing could happen. And it’s not even the first case recently – even ESA, the people behind E3, ran into a similar issue…
My friend got a big pull in the Data Breach pack, Hashtag’s own Algerian Arrow, @YaniOurabah.
We’ll send you a birthday card.
What a mess. pic.twitter.com/IYMT1ieq4g
— George Hughes (@GeorgeHughes) October 3, 2019
Before I get to the absolute farce of that competitive bullshit, when you click the link register for verification you get other people’s personal information!!!!!! WTFF, this is a new low even for this joke of a company
— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) October 3, 2019
— JREXX (@JIMMYJREXX) October 3, 2019
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