EA has confirmed that its homepage was “defaced by a hacker” yesterday, although there are no longer any issues and no personal information has been compromised.
According to EA community man Dan Sheridan “the homepage of the forums was defaced by a hacker yesterday using a very new exploit for the software which runs the forums.”
There is nothing to worry about though as he confirmed that “this was noticed quickly” and EA took the action to take the forums offline while it 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,” he said, before adding “thank you for your patience whilst the forums were offline and we took the necessary steps to investigate this.”