EA password reset due to LulzSec hack?
Posted on 29 June 2011.
Electronic Arts (EA) customers have been receiving emails from the company notifying them that their passwords have been reset "to ensure account security".


Graham Cluley says that the warning appears to be legitimate, even though it contains a direct link to the settings in the user accounts.

"Changing you password regularly is always helpful to protect your account," says in the email, and there are no hints about whether this password reset is a direct consequence of the last LulzSec data dump, which contained a file with over half a million login credentials belonging to the EA's Battlefield Heroes' players.

In any case, even if these emails are legitimate, it is always a good idea to refrain from following offered links in such emails and access your account in the regular way, then surf to the account settings.






Spotlight

Harnessing artificial intelligence to build an army of virtual analysts

PatternEx, a startup that gathered a team of AI researcher from MIT CSAIL as well as security and distributed systems experts, is poised to shake up things in the user and entity behavior analytics market.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Feb 9th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //