FIFA 20 players who have signed up to the FIFA 20 Global Seies e-sports event may have had their personal information stolen. Some Pro FIFA players are reporting that they’re getting verification requests for 2FA (two-factor authentication) which means people are trying to log into their playing accounts.
Pro-player JREXX said in a recent interview with ProPrivacy.com that there was “still no word from EA and I’m getting constant texts from EA verification.”
— JREXX (@JIMMYJREXX) October 3, 2019
According to ProPrivacy.com’s Digital Privacy Expert Ray Walsh, it appears that the issue might be directly attached to the EA Sports website, he who also said:
“At the moment the scale of the data breach is unknown. However, it’s like there is the potential for the exposed data to be used for targeted phishing attempts on those affected.
“Consumers are advised to contact EA and to wait for advice to be issued by the firm. It is unclear at this time whether updating the password for your account will help, but users are advised to do so as a precaution, as well as keeping an eye on any bank accounts that may be linked to their player IDs.”