Venture Beat reports that a significant amount of Reddit Users have had their accounts compromised and fraudulent charges are being made to their accounts. If you have an Origin account, now is the time to change passwords, remove payment methods, and take steps to prevent unauthorized use of your account.
EA has not yet publicly acknowledged that any sensitive information has been compromised by hackers, but it would be in your best interest to takes some steps to ensure you are not the victim of a hacking spree. If you are a victim of a compromised account and fraudulent charges, refer to this article on Origin for help.
1) Change your Origin Password, and any passwords related to gaming accounts connected to the Origin client. To change your password go to Origin.com > My Account > Security > Edit Account Security. From here you can also change your security questions.
2) If you’d also like to change your email address go to Origin.com > My Account > About Me > Edit Basic Information. From here you can also view any connected accounts.
3) Remove/Change Payment Methods. Origin.com > My Account > Payment & Shipping > Edit Account Security > Delete any saved payment methods. The next time you log in to purchase a game, you can add a new payment method. Also, consider using EA Cash Cards on Origin as it is safer than saving credit/debit information.
4) Enable Login Verification. Origin.com > My Account > Security > Turn on Login Verification. This will require an additional security measure when logging into your account.