So, maybe this is old news, but Origin has been hacked and it is legit. Unfortunately for me I didn't get the memo until today. I used the same password and email address for my Xbox Live account as Origin, and came home today after work to two emails saying I purchased 4,000 and 6,000 Microsoft points. Purchases that I didn't make and the email above that stating my origin password had been reset. The Microsoft points are not on my account, but the sums of $49.99 and $74.99 were charged to my Paypal account since that's the form of payment I have saved to my 360. When I changed my password on Xbox Live, I used the website, I did get a warning page saying it looked like my account was accessed by an outside party or something of that nature. But I did successfully change my password.
So, I have some questions for the Giant Bomb community:
1. Who should I contact first about this? Paypal, Microsoft or Origin?
2. Since the hackers bought 10,000 Microsoft points, where did the points go if they are not in my account?
3. If you have any other tips or advice that'd be awesome. I already changed passwords and such, so I should be fine there.
I also wanted to spread the word. I googled "origin hacked" and apparently this was in the gaming news around the 14th of November. But from what I saw, Origin is denying they were hacked.
Just an FYI, I used Origin one time, bought a couple hardcopy games from their site during black Friday last year. I don't even have their client installed on my PC. But I can tell you, those games weren't worth this headache! :p