EA Origin patched flaw that put accounts at risk
Cybersecurity researchers identified a “chain of vulnerabilities” that could put user accounts of the Electronic Arts Origin platform at risk, and the gaming company was quick to generate a fix for the flaw, reported ZDNet. Tens of millions of gamers have Origin accounts with which they access popular games such as Apex Legends, Battlefield, FIFA, Madden, and more. It’s unknown if bad actors made any use of the flaw before it was patched, but possible exploits included hijacking a player’s session and accessing their account. Using the player’s payment information, bad actors could have fraudulently purchased in-game items and currency.