ReVuln, the company who revealed a potential exploit within the Steam client last October, have done it again. This time they demonstrated in front of an audience at a Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam that hackers could easily hijack computers with EA’s Origin client installed. There are caveats, however.
EA must have been rubbing its hands together yesterday when Dead Space 3 launched after a couple of million demo downloads. Not only is the game selling for $60 across three platforms, there’s also the prospect of gamers spending a further $50 on DLC and yet more on micro-transactions during play.
However, EA’s coffers may not be getting filled as quickly as the publisher had hoped due to a bug in the game. It seems there’s an exploit that can be used with item collection that renders the need to purchase items using micro-transactions unnecessary.
US videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed that hackers had looted user data in "a highly sophisticated" attack.
A computer network hosting BioWare Edmonton's Neverwinter Nights game forums was hit by hackers who made off with users' names, passwords, email addresses, birth dates and other personal information, EA said at its website. "The server system associated with the Neverwinter Nights forums was the target of a highly sophisticated and unlawful cyber attack," EA said.