Hackers invaded its systems Electronic Arts (EA) - one of the largest publishers video games to the world - and they stole it source code (source code) toys, as announced by the company itself on June 10. In particular, the attackers claim that they stole the source code for games like FIFA 21 and the machine Frostbite, which is the basis for many other popular video games.
In publications reported by the perpetrators to hacking forum, claim to have in their possession 780 GB of data stolen from EA and advertised for πώληση. Along with the source code for FIFA 21, they claim to have stolen the code for it matchmaking server, the source code and tools for Frostbite that feeds games such as Battlefield, Madden, and exclusive EA frameworks and software development kits.
Brett Callow, cybersecurity expert and threat analyst at Emsisoft, said that the loss of control over the source code could be a problem for Electronic Arts. The source code could, in theory, be copied by other developers or used to create game hacks.
In addition, Ekram Ahmed, a representative of the cybersecurity company "Check Point", stated the following: "If the source code leaks, it will not be good. "Hackers can investigate the code, detect deeper flaws for exploitation and sell the previous code on the dark web to other malicious agents."
A company spokesman told Vice (who first reported the incident in question) that no player data has been compromised, noting the following: "We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network, where a limited part of game source code and related tools were stolen. No player data has been accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy. After the incident, we have already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or business. "We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing investigation."