Bad news in the house Electronic Artsin these minutes under a dangerous hacker attack which was successful.
Motherboard, which released the news then confirmed by Electronic Arts itself, unveiled a preview that a group of hackers attacked the American company, the publisher of series such as Battlefield, FIFA and The Sims. The hacker attack was successful, as I stati stole a large amount of source code of the game and related internal tools.
“You have the full ability to take advantage of all EA services”hackers claimed in various posts on the hacking forums displayed by Motherboard. A portal source with access to forums, some of which are blocked from public viewing, provided a Motherboard the screenshots of the messages (which of course we cannot show you).
In these forum posts the hackers claimed that they stole the source code of FIFA 21 and the code for its matchmaking server. The hackers also claimed to have obtained the source code and tools for the Frostbite engine, an engine owned by EA and used for many IPs – Battlefield 2042, presented yesterday, will run on the Frostbite.
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Other stolen information includes proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits. In all, hackers claim they have 780GB of datacurrently already on sale on the above forum.
A spokesperson for Electronic Arts confirmed a Motherboard that he suffered a data breach and that the information listed by the hackers was the stolen data.
We are investigating a recent break-in incident on our network in which a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. Player data has not been accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we have already made safety improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.
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