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Due to latest data dump you might want to change your EA account password

While EA has said it's found no evidence information in the firm's database was breached, you may wish to change your EA Origin password anyway.

According to CSO Online, information posted in a Pastebin document contained personal information related to several hundred accounts beginning with the letters A through F. Gmail address and some passwords were listed but not all entries contained complete data.

Some of the email addresses shown were inactive Origin accounts, according to EA, while others listed were part of previous data breaches of Adobe, Bitcoin Security Forum, and Patreon.

One EA Origin user told the site that not only was his EA account email leaked, but the "full list" of his games were noted as well. Some of the other leaked accounts listed on Pastebin included a list of EA Origin games.

When reached for comment, EA sent the following statement to CSO Online:

"At this point, we have no indication that this list was obtained through an intrusion of our account databases. In an abundance of caution, we're taking steps to secure any account that has an EA or Origin user ID that matches the usernames on this list. As always, we encourage all players to safeguard their account credentials and use unique usernames and passwords on all online accounts."

You can have a look if your information has been leaked online by heading over to Have I Been Pwned as the original Pastebin post has been removed.

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