EA under fire after leaking personal info of FIFA players and personalities [UPDATED] - Dexerto

EA under fire after leaking personal info of FIFA players and personalities [UPDATED]

Published: 3/Oct/2019 15:44 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 17:35

by Jacob Hale


Electronic Arts have come under fire for accidentally leaking the personal information of thousands of FIFA players, pros and streamers.

UPDATE: Oct 3 at 10:25 PST

EA has responded to the “potential issue” affecting their registration page, and has taken down the site while they investigate the cause of the problem.

While the company looks into the matter, they asked for the community to report any “potential security issues in EA’s games and services to secure@ea.com.

Original story as follows…

On Thursday, October 3, EA Sports announced this season’s FIFA Global Series – the competitive circuit that leads players to the FIFA eWorld Cup. A link was provided to allow players to register for qualification, and this is where the problems started.

Before long, it became clear that EA was having some serious issues with registration, as players found they were already being provided with login information – and not their own.

FIFAThe FIFA Global Series is the biggest circuit on the FIFA esports calendar

As evidenced in the tweet below, when players tried to register on the site, they were instead given registration information of players who had already registered – including some notable names in the community.

“My friend got a big pull in the Data Breach pack, Hashtag’s own Algerian Arrow, @YaniOurabah. We’ll send you a birthday card. What a mess.”

A number of high profile pros and community members were affected by the leak, including professional FIFA player for Ajax, Joey ‘Joey’ Calabro. Coincidentally, his details were allegedly shown to fellow pro Bruno, a Brazilian player who represents SPQR.

It appears registration is no longer available on the website, as EA is working to address the issue.

A number of notable players and personalities spoke out about the issue, dismayed that it could even happen. Kurt “Kurt0411” Fenech was very direct in his feelings about EA and the accident.

Meanwhile, FIFA YouTuber Reev simply said “Yikes” before making a joke of the situation, saying it was “probably Jeff on live chat who came up with the idea to leak everyone’s details”.

EA has had a strained relationship with its consumers in recent years – most notably with the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, in which they managed to write the most downvoted comment in Reddit history when addressing microtransactions and the difficulty of unlocking certain characters.

Hopefully, this issue will be sorted quickly and measures will be taken to prevent another data breach occurring in the future.


How to complete FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC (Player of the Month)

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:04

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have unveiled the first Ligue 1 Player of the Month card of this game’s life cycle, with FC Metz’s firing striker being rewarded for his red-hot form. So, let’s look at how you can complete the new FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC, with details on price and solutions. 

This is just one of a bunch of players to be named POTM for their respective leagues, with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ansu Fati, and Andrej Kramaric picking up the prize for September.

As for the French top flight, the month was all about Niane, as the 6ft2 talisman made his mark on the Ligue 1.

The winner was announced on October 22 on the official EA SPORTS FIFA Twitter account, seen below, posting a short video compilation of his goals.

Now we know how his card shapes up, let’s take a look through the FIFA 21 Niane POTM SBC requirements.

FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC


If you’re looking to add the speedy Senegalese sniper to your team, here’s the full list of requirements.

  • Players from Ligue 1: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Players in the Squad: 11

Cost and solution

Cost: 40,000 to 45,000 coins (FUTBIN)


FIFA 21 Niane SBC
Here’s how to complete this challenge and get Niane POTM in FIFA 21.

So, there you have it! That’s how you can complete this FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC challenge for a relatively low price.

This is going to be a huge addition to the arsenal of players using Ligue 1 or hybrid squads with French league players, much like the new Laurent Koscielny Flashback SBC – which is still live for a limited amount of time.

For the price you can get him for, Niane looks to be a decent acquisition – especially if you compare this challenge to some that have gone before it. For more FIFA 21 news, tips, and guides follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.