CSO Online reports that incomplete data relating to approximately 600 Origin accounts have surfaced on Pastebin. EA, however, has thus far denied an account database breach:
At this point, we have no indication that this list was obtained through an intrusion of our account databases. In an abundance of caution, we’re taking steps to secure any account that has an EA or Origin user ID that matches the usernames on this list. As always, we encourage all players to safeguard their account credentials and use unique usernames and passwords on all online accounts.
A former Origin rep has suggested the partial data dump might be a ruse in retaliation from a miffed customer since “EA has been the target of a lot of ire from various gaming groups.” Might be best to shore up your account all the same.