Hackers hacked one of the world’s largest game publishers Electronic Arts

Hackers hacked into EA services and stole about 780 gigabytes of data – including the source code of FIFA 21 and Frostbite.

During the attack, hackers hacked into Electronic Arts’ computer system and stole 780 gigabytes of data, in particular the source code for the Frostbite game engine, which is used in the FIFA and Battlefield series of games.

They also received the FIFA 21 software development tools and the server code for matching partners in the FIFA 22 game. Now the code developed by the company can be copied by other developers.

The company representatives note that no players’ personal data have been leaked.

We are investigating a recent incursion into our network. Some of the source code of the games, as well as related tools, have been stolen.

Brett Callow, cybersecurity expert

An EA spokesperson added that the hack was not a ransomware attack.

According to the telegram channel, all the stolen information is sold on the darknet: they ask for $ 28 million in bitcoins for it.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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