Electronic Arts has acknowledged an IT blunder has leaked the personal information of 1,600 players who signed up to participate in FIFA 20 Global Series.
Registration for the competitive event opened on Thursday, 3rd October, but within half an hour it was closed again after participants reported seeing other people’s personal information – including email, date of birth, EA username, and country of residence – on their sign-up screens.
“At approximately 1pm UK time, we announced the registration portal page for the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series. Shortly after, we learned that some players trying to register were seeing the information of other players who had already signed-up through the registration page. We immediately took action to shut down the site by 1.30pm UK time. We were able to root cause the issue and implement a fix to be clear that information is protected. We’re confident that players will not see the same issue going forward.