The new patch for FIFA 12 has gone live. With it, a few hints that the recent Xbox Live “Phishing” hacks are being addressed internally, even if the companies involved are reluctant to admit much about it publicly.
Following a slew of illegally accessed accounts having funds stolen and in-game currency stripped, a new layer of security has been imposed. Players logging in to FIFA Ultimate Team will now have to provide the answer to a security question if they access their profile from another console as well as every 30 days from the web application.
Users will also now be able to lock their account from the web app at any time.
EA has said that they’re “committed to doing everything… to help keep [users] safe from phishers and scammers, [the] March game update is key part of that commitment” which at least implies that they’re aware of a problem existing, even if they’re still adamant that it’s down to user’s naivety rather than security holes.
The patch also addresses a few minor bugs, helps with the crashing that PS3 and PC users have reported and adds restrictions to who can be sent Trade Offers (friends only) as well as refinements to the Auction system.