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Hacker forces EA to close fourms

1 Feb 2012 by John Robertson
Electronic Arts was forced to temporarily shut down its official forums yesterday following a hacker attack.  Said hacker (hackers, possibly) managed to deface the forum's front page, however it's not believed that any personal information was accessed or stolen. Apparently EA has since identified the holes in their security and has plugged them.  The forums are now open as usual. Dan Sheridan, EA community manager, gave the official statement: “As some of you noticed the homepage of the forums was defaced by a hacker yesterday using a very new exploit for the software which runs the forums. “This was noticed quickly and we took the action to take the forums offline while we investigated the details. This work is now complete and the vulnerability we believe was used has now been fixed. “There is no evidence that any personal data was compromised and as passwords aren't stored in a recoverable manor, we are confident they remain secure.”

Electronic Arts was forced to temporarily shut down its official forums yesterday following a hacker attack. 
Said hacker (hackers, possibly) managed to deface the forum’s front page, however it’s not believed that any personal information was accessed or stolen. Apparently EA has since identified the holes in their security and has plugged them. 
The forums are now open as usual.
Dan Sheridan, EA community manager, gave the official statement:
“As some of you noticed the homepage of the forums was defaced by a hacker yesterday using a very new exploit for the software which runs the forums.
“This was noticed quickly and we took the action to take the forums offline while we investigated the details. This work is now complete and the vulnerability we believe was used has now been fixed.
“There is no evidence that any personal data was compromised and as passwords aren’t stored in a recoverable manor, we are confident they remain secure.”

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