Unrequested password changes for all.
By Tim Colwill on November 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Eurogamer is reporting today that some Origin users are receiving emails notifying them that their password has been successfully changed… by somebody else.
A thread on NeoGAF is rounding up cases from the official EA forums of the hack, and one GAF user was able to track down the Russian email address that their account had now been linked to. Other people including Richard Leadbetter from Digital Foundry are posting proof of the emails they’ve received, showing clearly that their password is now gone.
Meanwhile, EA is denying that there has been any hack of their systems, saying “At this point, we have no reason to believe there has been any intrusion into our Origin database.” The implication, then, is that this is some sort of exploit of the client or perhaps a social engineering hack in order to get the email changed, but we’re waiting for more details.