Hackers steal source code and more from Electronic Arts in massive data breach

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Electronic Arts has reportedly fallen victim to hackers claiming to have gotten away with roughly 780GB worth of data...

    Per the forum posts, the hackers said they acquired the source code for FIFA 21 in addition to code for the game’s matchmaking server. They also made away with source code and tools for the Frostbite game engine that drives franchises like Battlefield, Madden NFL and FIFA...

    The haul is actively up for sale on various underground hacking sites..."

    https://www.techspot.com/news/90020-hackers-steal-source-code-more-electronic-arts-massive.html
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    OK cool perhaps they will be able to sell the source code to a company that can improve games like FIFA and PES, because I'm not exactly impressed with the latest versions. Older versions like FIFA 2000 and FIFA 2006 were way better.
     
  3. mood

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    EA Ignored Vulnerabilities Prior To Massive Data Breach
    June 30, 2021
    https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/ea-ignored-vulnerabilities-prior-to-massive-data-breach
     
  4. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Hackers Move to Extort Gaming Giant EA
    After trying to sell a cache of stolen data, hackers are now dumping some of the information publicly in the hopes of forcing EA to pay a ransom.
    July 14, 2021

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7e57n/hackers-extort-ea-fifa
     
  5. hawki

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    "Hackers leak full EA data after failed extortion attempt...

    Hackers leak 751GB of compressed EA data...

    The existence of this leak was initially disclosed on June 10, when the hackers posted a thread on an underground hacking forum claiming to be in possession of EA data, which they were willing to sell for $28 million..."

    https://therecord.media/hackers-leak-full-ea-data-after-failed-extortion-attempt/
     
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    WoW! What else to say. Those power hitters know their way around the block big time!

    Thank You @hawki keeping the forum updated with current reports of new bites all the time.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    In other news, PES will become free to play and it's renamed to eFootball, I think they can become a serious problem for the FIFA game franchise.

    https://www.konami.com/efootball/en/
     
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