2014 World Cup

2014 World Cup

With World Cup fever in full swing, EA is expecting buzz from the event to drive players back into its hit FIFA soccer game series. It’s also touting FIFA Ultimate Team, an online companion service that lets players build their own fantasy sports-style teams for use in the game. One thing it’s not doing to promote FIFA Ultimate Team, however: Exchanging exclusive bonus content for login credentials on Instagram. A fake EA Sports Instagram account, flagged today by security company Malwarebytes, has been posting photos since April promising Ultimate Team players and FIFA Points to followers who visit its website. But the site is simply a slapped-together grid of text fields requesting email addresses, passwords and the like for Xbox Live and EA’s own PC gaming store, Origin.

Read the full story at re/code.

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"Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts" by @ShellyPalmer