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Russian hackers are targeting FIFA 18 players and trying to get them banned

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A gamer has had his account hacked by Russians who want to get their hands on FIFA 18.

The user, called RSgodson, received an email from EA Sports accusing him of cheating and threatening him with a ban.


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RSgodson was adamant he didn’t own the title but after scanning through his purchase history discovered a free FIFA 18 trial in Russian – prompting him to report a breach.

Although some users on Reddit felt the EA email could have been a fishing attempt, RSgodson clarified its authenticity.

The email from EA threatened to ban the gamer

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The email from EA threatened to ban the gamer

“It’s definitely from EA,” RSgodson wrote. “Upon further investigation it looks like my EA account has been compromised.

“I went to the “order history” section of my EA account and there was this purchase for FIFA 18 more than a month ago. Mind you, I have no idea how to read or speak Russian.

“I tried to change my password and set up the Login Verification for better security but it asks me to enter the answer for this security question…”

Hackers often change the security question, making it hard for the victim to reestablish control of the account.

Gamers can spend hundreds of pounds on Ultimate Team so a hack would be a nightmare

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Gamers can spend hundreds of pounds on Ultimate Team so a hack would be a nightmare

Thankfully, in this case, RSgodson contacted Origin who sorted the issue and gave him 60 Origin Points for his trouble.

EA is notoriously strict on gamers who break the rules in FIFA Ultimate Team – regularly handing out bans and suspensions.


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For more information or if you’re worried your account has been hacked, visit the EA terms of service.

Should you suspect any foul play, change your password immediately and contact EA Sports.

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