In a message left by zero2zerOH on EA’s Battlefield 2™ forum, a hacker wrote that due to lack of response from EA about security flaw found on the game server he had decided to hack to the server and unlock all the weapons for 5 million users, and maybe this will get their attention to the problem.
Quote from the post:
Well, what a wonderful few days it has been. Since EA didn’t take the time to respond (or maybe even read) our emails about various stats-server security holes, it clearly showed us how much they care. Therefore, we came to the conclusion that modifying 5 million accounts wouldn’t be that big of a deal.
That being said, accounts with ids from 40,000,000 to 45,000,000 now have all of their weapons unlocked.
What will be next week? Perhaps we’ll give everyone their Distinguished Service Medal, or maybe we’ll elevate everyone to the rank of Sergeant Major.
The ball’s in your court, EA. Time’s up at the buzzer, how well will you play?
Users that their account got hacked have reacted to this act in different ways. Some liked the fact that they have all these weapons but some were outraged feeling that EA will now invalidate their account or just plainly want to play a fair game.