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Fifa 16 Greatest Group hack: Cyber crooks trick EA Source to steal gold and silver coins through top YouTubers

Oct 8th 2015 at 7:45 PM

Well-known YouTubers such as W2S as well as NepentheZ have been targeted by crooks who acquired entry to their own EA trading accounts to steal a lot of money worth of in-game currency. As well as robbing millions of "fifa coins" the cyber-thieves also offered useful players in the game's Greatest Group mode.

The crooks are believed to have known as Fifa's publisher as well as programmer EA posing as the YouTube individuality in an attempt to get their EA Origins trading accounts transferred to a message tackle in ownership of the cyber-terrorist.

W2S, NepentheZ, AnEsonGib, Nick28T, Bateson87 as well as MattHDGamer are the YouTubers impacted. Between them they have more than nine. five mil subscribers with movies racking up thousands of sights. Every has uploaded a movie about how they obtained hacked, which can be found in the links above.

Talking with the BBC, Matthew Craig, the person driving MattHDGamer, said: "There have been regarding 10 or more trading accounts which have been hacked during the last two weeks, me integrated. " He says EA apologised as soon as he'd alerted these to the hack and also have helped your pet since. "They obtained the accounts back, added about much more security measures, as well as the accounts continues to be fine since. "

The Fifa series' Greatest Group mode is among the most most popular facet of the long-running, highly-successful series. Inside it players build a team through perform and also the acquisition of Fifa gold and silver coins, which they may use to buy packages of cards featuring brand new players as well as bonuses or even purchase players overall in the move market. To accelerate improvement customers can purchase Fifa gold and silver coins with cash, providing players real world worth.

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