Author Topic: Origin (EA) password reset  (Read 235 times)


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Origin (EA) password reset
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:36:26 PM »
This afternoon I got an email saying, in part:
The password for your Origin account was recently reset because a standard systems analysis indicated that your user name and password may have been subject to suspicious activity.

I haven't used my EA/Origin account for quite some time. The email contains a URL that purports to go to but in fact goes to followed by a very long token. Chrome barfs on this because "too many redirects" which is a typical thing to do when someone is URL spoofing.

So I wonder if anyone else got such a mail and what your experience was?


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Re: Origin (EA) password reset
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 02:56:20 PM »
I wouldn't put my password into a URL that isn't https, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that your username/password hash pair showed up in a hacked dump. Or that someone was using it for nefarious purposes.

The usual "Change Password" email I've gotten from similarly displays a long URL with a token, but directs you to . If you care about your Origin account, I'd go to, choose "Forgot password?", change your password, and turn on 2FA.