FIFA Leaks Personal Details of 1,600 Players
A leak revealed the personal details, including email address, date of birth, and more, of 1,600 FIFA players Thursday.
Registration for the FIFA 20 Global Series opened Thursday. Players were asked to verify the details of their Electronic Arts accounts before completing registration, but in some cases were shown the details of an entirely different account instead.
On the confirmation page, players could view the email address, date of birth, EA ID and country of residence of the random player whose details appeared instead of their own.
EA claims it took action 30 minutes after registration went live by taking down the registration page and opening an investigation. In a statement on Twitter, the publisher wrote it had solved the problem.
"We're confident that players will not see the same issue going forward," it wrote.
"Player privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, and we deeply apologize that our players encountered this issue today. Registration will re-open in the coming days, and we will notify the community on the @EASPORTSFIFA and @EAFIFAesports Twitter handles when it's live."
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