If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

EA forums were "defaced by a hacker"

But like Wrigley's, it's All Right Now.

Yesterday the EA forum homepage was "defaced by a hacker", admitted the publisher this morning.

The digital delinquent broke-in using a "very new" forum software exploit. This "vulnerability" has been "fixed", and EA saw "no evidence" that any personal data had been "compromised".

In other words: at ease, soldier.

Don't worry, you're in safe hands.

"Hello," EA social marketeer a Dan "EA_ActionMan" Sheridan greeted the community.

"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.

"Thank you for your patience whilst the forums were offline and we took the necessary steps to investigate this."

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch