Gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) confirmed that about 50 high-profile FIFA 2022 accounts were hacked over the last few weeks.
In a statement, the company said the accounts were compromised through phishing techniques and other social engineering methods that were used to dupe EA customer experience team members into helping the hackers around two-factor authentication. EA said the hackers used “threats” to “exploit human error within our customer experience team.”
“Over the last few weeks we’ve been made aware of reports that high-profile player accounts are being targeted for takeover. Through our initial investigation we can confirm that a number of accounts have been compromised via phishing techniques,” EA said in a statement.
“At this time, we estimate that less than 50 accounts have been taken over using this method. We are currently working to identify rightful account owners to restore access to their accounts, and the content within, and players affected should expect a response from our team shortly. Our investigation is ongoing as we thoroughly examine every claim of a suspicious email change request and report of a compromised account.”
Gamers took to social media over the last two weeks to complain about the issues. While the EA statement only cites less