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EA employees are the victims of hacking on Twitter

EA employees are the victims of hacking on Twitter

Employees of publishing giant Electronic Arts have had their personal Twitter accounts hacked after a FIFA player got banned.

According to Eurogamer, the hacked accounts tweeted support for Kurt Fenech - also known as Kurt0411 - the disgraced former FIFA player.

"On Monday several EA Sports FIFA team members were made aware that their personal social media channels were compromised following targeted attacks on their accounts,” said EA to Eurogamer.

“Employee safety is our first priority, so several staff have suspended or deactivated their channels.”

One tweet appeared to revoke the ban, while another claimed that “This e-sport isn’t going anywhere without @Kurt0411Fifa, and the whole team over at Vancouver in @EASPORTSFIFA is very well aware of this.

“We have taken steps to ensure this never happens again. We are doing the right thing.”

Fenech received his lifetime punishment for vile and toxic behaviour, Electronic Arts claimed he was "posting or uploading materials that we have determined are abusive, harassing, and vulgar."

The YouTuber doesn’t appear to care about his ban, clearly believing he is not the problem as he ranted in a new video.

"I don't give a s**t that there's a camera in front of me," he said.

"Why do I have to change what I say because there's a camera in front of me? This world at the moment, you can't say what you think. I don't care."

EA has taken various steps to curb bullying and toxic behaviour within its community. At E3 2019, the publisher held a summit about bullying and harassment in games. At Gamescom, the company met with players to try and come up with solutions to get rid of toxicity.


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