EA was forced to shut down its forums yesterday due to a hacker attack.
The intruder defaced” the forum’s front page, though it is not believed that any personal data was accessed or lost.
EA thinks it has identified and repaired the vulnerability that permitted the actions and the forums are now back online.
As some of you noticed the homepage of the forums was defaced by a hacker yesterday using a very new exploit for the software which runs the forums,” EA community manager Dan Sheridan stated.
This was noticed quickly and we took the action to take the forums offline while we investigated the details. This work is now complete and the vulnerability we believe was used has now been fixed.
There is no evidence that any personal data was compromised and as passwords aren’t stored in a recoverable manor, we are confident they remain secure.”