The American publishing giant Electronic Arts had some problems with its online functionality after a malicious attack.
In an article on Twitter (below), the EA Help account reported that its servers were affected by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took them offline. This means that users were unable to play games like FIFA 2020, Apex Legends and Battlefield, in addition to being prevented from logging into the company’s Origin online service.
The problems started yesterday (Tuesday April 14) and persisted until the time of writing.
“Something is wrong with our online services, but here we are,” says EA on its official help website.
“In the meantime, you may not be able to log into online modes, buy games from Origin, or log into your account. We will recontact you as soon as possible.”
These problems arise in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted people around the world to stay at home in order to slow and eventually stop the spread of the virus. Online games have become a way of passing the time, with Microsoft reporting a record number of its services and Steam reporting multiple numbers of consecutive high concurrent users.
Today we suffered a series of DDoS attacks which we have now been able to resolve.