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Hacked EA Games server puts Apple IDs and card data at risk

20/03/2014 by


Apple ID accounts, payment card data and other personal information are at risk for victims of a fairly convincing phishing scam being hosted on a compromised EA Games server, according to UK-based internet security company Netcraft.

“The compromised server is used by two websites in the domain, and is ordinarily used to host a calendar based on WebCalendar 1.2.0,” according to a Wednesday Netcraft post. “This version was released in September 2008 and contains several security vulnerabilities which have been addressed in subsequent releases.”

Some of those vulnerabilities may enable an unauthorized individual to modify settings and execute arbitrary code, which is likely what allowed an attacker to compromise the EA Games server, according to the post.

The Apple ID phishing page looks like an authentic Apple website and asks users to input their usernames and passwords. A second page then asks for full names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes, dates of birth, phone numbers, mother’s maiden names and other personal information essential to committing fraud.

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