EA SPORTS have responded to the ongoing hacking problem with FIFA 22 accounts, blames players for not having an “extra layer of security.”
Popular streamers, as well as professional FIFA players, have had their accounts worth thousands and thousands of dollars hacked, compromised and stolen and EA SPORTS is not being much help, blames them, saying that it’s their fault.
It is general knowledge, or at least for anybody involved in the FIFA gaming community, that there are several scammers out there that may compromise not only your FIFA account, but also your credit card information and other sensitive information.
Although these fraudsters usually target FIFA Ultimate Team gamers using phishing and social engineering assaults, these attacks can harm more than simply a person’s FIFA account.
EA earned over USD$1.5 billion from FIFA Ultimate Team alone in 2020, demonstrating that gamers regularly spend thousands of dollars on game packs, boosters, and other in-game goodies. . Despite this, EA Sports makes no mention of the dangers associated with purchasing or trading digital cards and packs online and continues to claim that users should just know better.
How the hack works.
However, despite the fact that EA finally improved its security after having billions worth of private data stolen from them, hackers and scammers are still a massive and undressed problem, and several prominent FIFA 22 players have discovered that their accounts have been breached and thousands of worth in FIFA coins have been stolen.
According to reports, gamers may now gain access to another PlayStation or Xbox account by visiting EA Support, opening a live assistance conversation, and requesting that a representative change the email associated with their EA account. Since then, it has spread widely, even affecting several well-known athletes.
Some of the most well-known streamers and traders have suffered massive coin losses, we’re talking millions worth, with no support from EA SPORTS on how to get things back on track.
Yes, you read that right: EA is giving your FIFA account to players pretending to be you! And there response is shocking!
FUT coins as worthless as NFTs.
To put things in perspective, ten thousand FUT coins costs around USD$50. Professional broadcasters and enthusiastic FIFA gamers spend around USD$5000 every week, purchasing hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars’ worth in-game currency. What’s FIFA doing about these losses? Sweet F A.
Despite EA being the second-largest gaming company in the Americas and Europe by revenue and earning a sizeable chunk of their profit through FIFA FUT faithfuls spending thousands of dollars on make believe money (FUT coins) that has next to no real world value, the company is refusing to compensate them — even though they gave the account to some random.
- It’s critical to realise that the alleged worth of everything purchased with a FUT coin on the FIFA market place is utterly void once the following annual release hits shops, since none of the players or benefits purchased are transferrable between games.
Instead of addressing the issue and taking care of their consumers, EA SPORTS have opted to respond to the account hacks and scams by blaming the players!
EA blames players, again.
EA posted a response to the hacks scams plaguing the FIFA community with a little community blog post, wherein the said that, although they are investigating the matter, there’s currently nothing the company can do to reimburse the players who had their accounts handed over to a stranger by an EA Support staff member.
They also said this, which suggests players need to add an extra layer of security to their accounts: “More information on how to secure your account, including how to enable two-factor authentication, can be found here…”https://t.co/JdSLziJVV0— David Purcell (@DavidPurcell96) January 7, 2022
Additionally, they claimed culpability for the attack but provided those impacted some perspective, effectively blaming their customers for failing to enable a “extra layer of security.”
David Purcell, staff write for Dexerto, pointed out that EA’s blog post essentially said that this would never have happened if their users had 2-Factor-Authentication enabled on their account.
This is not the first — nor is it the second — time that Electronic Arts has failed to accept responsibility for the company’s mistakes and failings.
Just recently, EA representatives responded to harsh criticism of Battlefield 2042 by also blaming the players. In an article posted by well respected independent games’ journalist Steve Wright, EA deflected valid critique of the game stating that the only reason it is being poorly received is because gamers are holding a grudge because of the beta.
Recently, EA executives replied to scathing criticism of Battlefield 2042 by placing the blame on on the shoulders of the players. Following the publication of an article by well-known independent games’ writer Steve Wright, EA attempted to deflect legitimate criticism of the game by claiming that the only reason it is receiving a negative reception is because players are carrying a grudge because of the beta.
The EA community manager even sent us an email calling us “fat virgin incels” because of our negative coverage of the game.
“You’re only butthurt because a woman had the ‘audacity’ to work on one of your favourite shooters. Not she, nor anyone else, could live up to your unrealistic expectations of a video game. Your website sucks but I’m sure that is because you’re all a bunch of fat virgin incels,” the EA community member wrote in his email.