EA responds to Origin sccount security concerns
Publisher's investigation into unauthorized purchase reports concludes account database has not been compromised.
Electronic Arts' online store Origin has not suffered a breach of its account database, the Battlefield and Mass Effect publisher said this week after some users reported unauthorized purchases on their accounts.
"We found no indication at this point of a breach of our Origin account database," an EA representative told PCGamer. "Privacy and security of user account information are of the utmost importance to us. We encourage our players to use Origin user ID and passwords that are unique to their account, and to report any activity they feel may be unauthorized to EA customer support at help.ea.com."
Writing on Reddit earlier this week, some users reported suspicious behavior on their Origin accounts, including game purchases that they never made. EA confirmed to PCGamer on Tuesday that it was investigating the matter, though it's unclear how widespread the issues were.
It appears EA's customer support department is working with affected users to remedy fraudulent account activity. PCGamer also points out that Origin now has a two-step authorization system (similar to Steam's) that alerts you when your account is access on a new device.