EA confirms FIFA Ultimate Team trader accounts hacked

  • Electronic Arts (EA) has confirmed several FIFA Ultimate Team trader accounts have been hacked using phishing techniques.
  • Several high-profile traders had their accounts hacked and cleared of FIFA points and coins worth thousands.
  • EA has released a statement, confirming that individuals were able to exploit human error within their customer experience team and bypass two-factor authentication to gain access.
  • EA is implementing additional training for advisers, more steps for account ownership verification process, and updating customer experience software.
  • Full story, here.

YouTube is a major conduit of fake news

  • According to a global coalition of factchecking organisations, YouTube is a major conduit of online disinformation and misinformation worldwide.
  • The coalition claims that YouTube is not doing enough to tackle the spread of falsehoods on its platform.
  • A letter signed by more than 80 groups including Full Fact in the UK reports that the platform is hosting content by groups which spread COVID-19 misinformation.
  • For more information on misinformation, check out our blog post.
  • Full story, here.


Among Us VR release date is rumoured

  • Among Us VR was announced in December 2021.
  • The game has players assume the role of crewmates to do tasks or the role of secret imposter, aiming to eliminate the crewmates.
  • Recent rumours suggest that the VR adaptation of the popular game will come in 2022.
  • There is no official release date confirmed by developer Innersloth just yet.
  • For more information on Among Us, check out our blog post.
  • Full story, here.

Councils must be ‘pushy parent’ for youngsters in care

  • The children’s commissioner claims that local authorities should act as “pushy parents” for children in care.
  • Local authorities may even act to take children to school in areas of gang activity.
  • Dame Rachel de Souza says that numbers of children in care are unacceptable and “we need all those children in education”.
  • Local authorities need to ensure that children get in the right schools “…they have a right to be there”.
  • She had recently visited a children’s home where some girls were not attending school due to risk of being targeted by gangs.
  • Full story, here.


Former ‘superhead’ cleared by inquiry over child protection

  • Former Castlebrae ‘superhead’ Derek Curran who was accused of failures over child protection is free to return to teaching, an inquiry has ruled.
  • A panel cleared him of alleged failures to take appropriate action on reports of historic child abuse.
  • A former pupil claimed she had a sexual relationship with him at 15 and later had his child after turning 18.
  • During the inquiry, the lawyers said that a lab letter with DNA evidence was forged.
  • The General Teaching Council for Scotland hearing also cleared him over the alleged failure to provide progress claims of sexual harassment by the same young woman.
  • Full story, here.