Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Electronic Arts suffers cyber attacks, hackers steal source code and tools

It seems that another high-profile video game company has been hacked. This time it is the third-party giant Electronic Arts.

The data breach was originally caused by Vice main board, Which shows that hackers have stolen “a large amount of game source code and related tools” of games such as FIFA and Frostbite engine.

According to hackers, they are “fully capable of using” EA services and apparently have stolen 780GB of data. They are now trying to sell it.

An EA spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Motherboard that the company has been compromised:

“We are investigating a recent hack into our network, in which a small amount of game source code and related tools were stolen”

No player data was stolen, and player privacy is considered risk-free. Since the incident, EA has also improved its security and is currently cooperating with law enforcement and other experts as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

This latest vulnerability occurred after the cyber attacks on Capcom in November last year and CD Projekt Red in February this year. If we hear any progress regarding this new version, we will definitely let you know.