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Data dump suggests possible breach at Electronic Arts

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    A post to Pastebin containing account details for Electronic Arts (EA) customers hit a little too close to home for one gamer, who found his email address, account password, and games list among the harvested data. EA has been told about the alleged leaked records, but the company hasn't made any official statements.

    At about 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, a gamer who has asked that his name be withheld, got a password reset notification for an old Skype account. A few moments later, there were five additional password reset requests from Dropbox.

    Soon after, the gamer got an email from someone who spends their time sending notifications to people who have had PII exposed online in data dumps. The message, from "urhack.com" contained his EA password in plain text and a link to the Pastebin post.

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