Hackers breach gaming giant Electronic Arts, steal game source code

11/06/2021 07:54

Hackers have breached the network of gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) and claim to have stolen roughly 750 GB of data, including game source code and debug tools.

EA confirmed the data breach in a statement sent to BleepingComputer saying that this "was not a ransomware attack, that a limited amount of code and related tools were stolen, and we do not expect any impact to our games or our business."

BleepingComputer spoke to the threat actor selling EA's data who claims to have stolen the full FIFA source, EA game clients, and points used as in-game currency.

In-game points have been known to be used by cybercriminals for money laundering purposes

When asked how they gained access to EA's network they would not provide further details.

Stolen EA data worth $28 million

The attackers claim to have access to all of EA's services, telling customers willing to pay $28 million for the stolen data that they will also gain "full capability of exploiting on all ea services," as first reported by Motherboard.

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