Users of Origin, EA’s digital game distribution portal, have reported unauthorized access to their accounts, with activity including game purchases, game playing, and in-game currency farming.
A number of users have complained about the abnormal activity on reddit, some after receiving e-mails notifying them that attempts at purchasing games have failed, when no such purchase had been attempted. Others noticed new game achievements being added from games they had not recently played.
According to EA, it “found no indication at this point of a breach of our Origin account database. Privacy and security of user account information are of the utmost importance to us.”
Back in November, hacker group DerpTrolling posted a selection of Origin usernames and passwords, bragging that it had many more, for a selection of different sites. The hackers claimed to possess over 7 million usernames and passwords; 1.7 million Origin accounts, 3 million Facebook accounts, 620,000 Twitter accounts, and even 1.2 million accounts related to the CIA domain.