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EA has acknowledged that attackers had made off with the code used for games including FIFA 21 và the Frostbite engine, which powers some EA games.

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tech2 News StaffJun 11, 2021 15:43:38 IST

Electronic Arts said on Thursday (10 June) hackers managed khổng lồ steal source code and other software tools from the đoạn phim game giant, but that the attack was unlikely khổng lồ have an impact on gamers or business operations. EA, the maker of popular titles such as "Battlefield", acknowledged the breach after a report by Vice Media that attackers had made off with the code used for games including FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine, which powers some EA games.

"We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion inlớn our network where a limited amount of game source code & related tools were stolen," an EA spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. "No player data was accessed, và we have sầu no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we"ve sầu already made security improvements and bởi not expect an impact on our games or our business."


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EA said it was "actively working with law enforcement officials và other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation." Vice reported that hackers had boasted about the attachồng on underground internet forums, with one post reportedly saying, "You have sầu full capability of exploiting on all EA services."

The hackers were advertising the stolen software for sale in various dark website forums, according lớn the report.

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“Proprietary source code getting leaked is definitely not good news. This is serious IP.. theft where hackers are able khổng lồ harvest precious information in their hands; being able to lớn see the inner workings of a game, exploit security gaps & even reverse-engineer games for malicious purposes. Besides loss of reputation from the leak, intellectual property loss, the impacted companies also suffer huge monetary loss both from investments made & future revenue. Reports are out that the source code in the EA Games data leak is already being advertised on the dark net. It’s not surprising, as hackers are usually quiông xã to lớn monetize what they steal. And selling such proprietary information, like source code from EA Games, can gain hackers big money on the dark net,” Prakash Bell, Head of Customer Success, Regional SE Lead, Cheông xã Point Software Technologies, India và SAARC said.

The news follows a wave sầu of high-protệp tin cyberattacks in recent months including several ransomware attacks on industrial firms & health care facilities, and breaches of government và nonprofit networks attributed to espionage efforts.

The attack on EA comes as major đoạn phim game makers were phối lớn participate in the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) being held virtually beginning Saturday due khổng lồ the pandemic.


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