EA games web server hacked to steal Apple IDs, credit card details

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 21:37

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: A web server of the games firm Electronic Arts (EA), has been reportedly used by hackers to host a fake Apple login screen, aimed at stealing Apple ID usernames, passwords and credit card details, a security firm said.

The fake Apple login page, which resembles the original screen existed on a subdomain of EA.com.

The compromised server asked users to sign in with their Apple ID and password. It then asked the users to verify their full name, card numbers, expiration date, verification code, date of birth, phone numbers, and mother`s maiden name, besides other details that would be useful to a fraudster.
After these, the victim is redirected to the legitimate Apple ID website.

However, EA said the problem has been fixed and that it was investigating the matter.

According to the Verge, an EA spokesperson reportedly said that privacy and security are of the utmost importance to the organization, and it was currently investigating this report, adding that the EA has taken immediate steps to disable any attempts to misuse its domains.
With Agency Inputs



First Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 21:37

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