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FIFA 20 Global Series Registration May Have Unveiled About 1,600 Players' Personal Information

FIFA 20 Global Series Registration May Have Unveiled Over 1,500 Players' Personal Information

Friday, October 4, 2019

/ by The PAWN
Hype is growing for the FIFA 20 Global Series, the qualification system in place for the FIFA eWorld Cup, so the registration took place yesterday, well something strange surfaced. They saw usernames, email addresses and dates of birth, among other information, players were asked to verify their account details, but in some cases the details actually belonged to someone else.
Electronic Arts has now confirmed that the personal information of about 1,600 FIFA 20 Global Series registrants may have been made public. For these affected FIFA 20 players, there's little that can be done. The issue cropped up on Thursday with the launch of FIFA 20 Global Series registration.

Players opening the registration page were presented not with blank fields to fill out, but with details already filled in from other registrants' accounts. The information made available included email addresses, EA Account IDs, country of residence, and birth dates. The information was easily accessible, but it's unclear whether the information was made more broadly available through, say, a publicly open database.
Electronic Arts was able to recognize the issue and take down the registration website within 30 minutes. But, as previously noted, approximately 1,600 players had their data vulnerable during this period of time. EA is currently in the process of reaching out to each of FIFA 20 Global Series registrants who were affected and informing them of the incident. Anyone who believes they might have been one of those who registered extremely quickly should change their EA account password, just in case. In addition, EA promised the registration page would be up again in the days to follow, which you can now register on the official website.

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