Cyber thieves have been able to hack six of the most successful FIFA gamers featuring on YouTube. A group of hackers stole millions of FIFA coins and in game currency while also deleting some valuable players in their team.
FIFA 17 release date is believed to be somewhere in September 2016 this year.
Survey’s believe that the email of victim’s Origin account are transferred to that the hackers controlled which EA Sports did not know about. Many other gamers who don’t blog on YouTube are also believed to have their account hacked.
AnesonGib, W2S, Nepenthez, Nick28T, Bateson87 and matthdgamer are among the six most successful gamers on YouTube whose data bas been breached by the hackers.
Matthew Craig, the man behind matthdgamer, told the BBC: “There have been about 10 or more accounts which have been hacked over the last two weeks, me included.”
Craig also added that the hackers discarded players like Ronaldo, who was worth 3.4 million virtual coins alone. The exchange rates for Fifa coins put Ronaldo’s worth at £800.
He said the gang behind the attacks could use online leader boards to pick victims.
“It’s most likely they just went on the leaderboards and found the ones with the best Ultimate Team Clubs and targeted us that way,” he said.
In a video, Nick28T said: “Basically, someone called in pretending to be me and… got in to my account.”
Origin is the online system that players have to use if they want to use some of the multi-player aspects of EA games.
An EA representative said: “We encourage all Fifa players to secure their accounts with authentication and verification steps, which we outline on our help and our product sites.
“We are consistently working through our customer experience teams to secure accounts and make sure players are educated when account compromises are made.”
EA has apologized to the games and has also reported the issues and provided them their account back.
“They got my account back, added four or five more security measures, and my account has been fine since,” he said.