Electronic Arts suffered a serious security breach where attackers pilfered games’ source codes. In all, the hackers managed to steal 780 GB of data.
Electronic Arts (EA) Games Breach
In a recent report, Motherboard has disclosed a serious security breach at the Electronic Arts (EA) network.
As it turns out, the attackers managed to gain access to EA networks and steal 780 GB of data. This includes valuable information such as the source code for FIFA 21 and its match-making server. Also, the attackers pilfered some SDKs, EA proprietary information, and other code for streamlining game development.
After the breach, the hackers advertised the activity and put up the data for sale on the dark web. The attackers also boasted about having access to EA networks in the posts.
You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services.
To back their claim, the hackers also posted screenshots of data stolen from EA. But they haven’t yet hinted about any public release of stolen files. Rather they appear determined for sale.
EA Confirmed The Incident
Upon contacting, Electronic Arts confirmed the breach to Motherboard in their statement.
We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.
The firm assured that the incident did not impact the players’ data in any manner. Nonetheless, since they have suffered a breach of the network, they have informed the relevant authorities of the matter.
“Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.
For now, details about how the attackers gained access to EA remain unclear. Investigations in this regard are underway.