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Hackers Claim to Leak 1.2 Million Origin Accounts and Passwords; Electronic Arts Finds No Evidence

More than 1.2 million account credentials from Origin, the popular Electronic Arts game-platform, have been leaked online, according to an announcement made by the hackers.

The Origin client is the exclusive game-selling platform from all EA games.

Origin Client Database Breached by Hackers; 1.2 Million Accounts and Passwords Leaked

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The leak contained 1.218.229 emails and plain text password of Origin users.

“Origin has been breached by #UGLegion,” the hackers said. “-37MB’s of ORIGIN Users; – 1.2million in total.”

Of particular significance is that the Origin client also has a payment section that could easily be populated with payment details.

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Photo credit: Origin

The credit card payment section usually contains credit card numbers, credit card security code (CSC) or credit card verification value (CVV), expiration dates, and names, addresses and phone numbers.

It can also contain a linked PayPal account for payment processing.

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Photo credit: Origin

Electronic Arts responded via a representative to the hackers claim and denied that a breach ever happened.

 ”There is no truth to this,” said Sandy Goldberg told Softpedia News. “It was an artificially-generated list that has nothing to do with Origin.”

Also, the official Origin Twitter account responded to a user who asked about the leaked emails and passwords.

“We’ve extensively researched this claim and found it to be bogus,” EA concluded.

In a separate development, the UGLegion hackers group also announced a leak of close to a million emails that are linked to Facebook.

“Facebook has been deemed, Greedy,” the hackers said. “1million emails – breached from Facebook.”

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The youngest writer of the Bitdefender News Palace, Lucian is always after flash news in the security industry, especially when the cops show up. Besides digging for ‘hacker’ scoops, he enjoys computer games. He has leveraged his deft keyboard touch to learn melodic guitar riffs that break the hearts of the ladies at the Faculty of Political Science.

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