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13th Oct 2015

FIFA 16 users at risk as hackers steal millions of FIFA coins


FIFA players the world over are being encouraged to keep an eye out for hackers.

The warning comes after millions of FIFA coins were stolen from some of YouTube’s most prominent FIFA 16 players.

It’s thought that those behind the hacks pulled it off by having select Origin accounts (accounts that provide gamers access to services from FIFA 16 developer EA) moved to new email addresses.

“There have been about 10 or more accounts which have been hacked over the last two weeks, me included,”
Matthew Craig, the man behind the matthdgamer YouTube account, told the BBC.


“It’s most likely they just went on the leaderboards and found the ones with the best Ultimate Team Clubs and targeted us that way,” he added.

“They [EA Sports] got my account back, added four or five more security measures, and my account has been fine since.”

An EA representative, quoted in the Daily Express, has responded to the news by encouraging players to take additional steps to secure their accounts.

“We encourage all Fifa players to secure their accounts with authentication and verification steps, which we outline on our help and our product sites.

“We are consistently working through our customer experience teams to secure accounts and make sure players are educated when account compromises are made.”

Stay safe when gaming, folks.