My Origin account got hacked by CatProKiller - I wa...Barnacules Nerdgasm
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Today my EA Origin account was hacked by a Russian hacker going by the name Sasha Usmanov. This asshole decided it would be cool to change my password and completely takeover the account by placing his own lame ass avatar picture on my account and changing my Origin ID from Barnacules to CatProKiller. Since the email address and password was changed I was unable to login but the idiot forgot to disconnect my Facebook account so I was able to login using it as a secondary authentication method. I was still unable to get the account back on my own but I was able to obtain information on the hacker and what they did to the account which was very important in the process to get control of my account back from the hacker.
It is a horrible digital work we live in. My password was bullet proof and somehow someone still was able to reset it. I have to believe that the password was leaked by EA's system or access to my account was gained without needing the actual original password. It is a very strange scenario but it prompted me to change all of my passwords on all sites I have accounts with on the internet as a precaution.
The asshole that hacked me used the gmail address firstname.lastname@example.org which I'm assuming is just a dummy account created for the purpose of authenticating email address changes and password changes on hacked accounts but I hope everyone spams the shit out of it and puts it on every mailing list in existence to flood the account and slow the hacker down.
People like this destroy the internet and I was very lucky that Origin was able to act on my behalf in such a short period of time. Had I not had the Facebook account to gain additional information on what the hacker had done I would not have been successful in getting the EA representative to find and validate my account properly and return control to me.
I wonder how many EA accounts are hacked every day and the owners are never able to get access to them again loosing access to all the games they purchased. This is horrible and I hope that nobody has ever been completely shutout without successfully regaining access as I had.
I hope this video gives you vital information on how to get your account back if you are hacked and how to proceed to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Please leave comments and rate the video after watching it and check out my numerous other videos that are on a much happier subject. I created this video in response to several subscribers asking me to do it and I'm glad I did since I feel better now that I have vented to the community about it.
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