Well, this is not the first time this year that personal information is being leaked. We saw Data Breach issues with Spotify, Chrome, and E3 this year, and now EA.
Coming back to the topic, this happened during the FIFA 20 Global series. This upcoming Tournament by EA has a prize pool of 3m+, it’s going to be another huge tournament from FIFA. Players were registering for qualifiers on the EA website, however during Sign-up it showed random information about someone else who signed up earlier. The personal information related to someone else showed EA ID, Date of birthday, Country Residence and other things.
The registration went total yikes when everyone on Twitter started Bashing EA About this.
An update on the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series registration page issue from October 3. pic.twitter.com/t5R6HwYd3I— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) October 4, 2019
EA quickly responded saying “Player privacy and security are utmost importance to us, and we deeply apologize that our players encountered this issue “. Additionally, the registration was closed immediately.
Popular Youtuber Reev called out Jeff Burton co-founder of EA, saying that he has already leaked his personel information once or twice already.
And they don’t even have Nicky Adams anymore………. ????? https://t.co/EAseF0eFWH— Reev (@TheReevHD) October 3, 2019
As we speak, personal information for around 1500 people has been leaked. Nobody knows how many people got access to their information and what else. The Data breach can also violate many laws, “Violators of GDPR may be fined up to €20 million, or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is greater”. Suppose, some online Forum has leaked my information, this means that they have violated the DPA Act
This is not it, the EA and FIFA forums are full of criticism. A pro player is now going to sue them for their careless attitude.