EA hacked to steal your Apple ID

Hackers have targeted EA, the people behind Titanfall, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, to try and steal your Apple ID and credit card details.

Hackers have targeted EA, the people behind Titanfall, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, to try and steal your Apple ID and credit card details.

In a blog post, security company Netcraft claims a Web server owned by games company Electronic Arts is hosting a phishing site asking for your Apple ID and password, as well as your credit card details, date of birth and mother's maiden name.

According to Netcraft, hackers may have broken into the server by exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated version of WebCalendar software. Newer versions of the calendar application have fixed the loopholes.

EA is a high-profile target, with phishing sites also targeting gamers playing EA's online gaming service Origin.

It's a timely reminder not to hand over your personal or financial details to any old website. Be careful out there, folks!

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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