Electronic Arts, a video-game maker, is the latest company to be hacked.
June 10, 2021 at 22:39
Electronic Arts, the maker of popular video games including the FIFA, Madden, Sims and Medal of Honor series, said Thursday that it was investigating an intrusion into its network that resulted in game source code and tools being stolen.
“We’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business,” an E.A. spokeswoman said, adding that the company was working with law enforcement officials to investigate. The company said no player data was affected.
The hacker or hackers claimed to have stolen important source code for the 2021 edition of the popular soccer game FIFA, as well as data related to a gaming creation engine called Frostbite, according to online posts made in early June on an underground forum frequented by cybercriminals. E.A. confirmed that portions of FIFA and Frostbite code had been stolen.
The posts were reviewed by Intel 471, a cybercrime intelligence firm, which said the hackers were advertising about 800 gigabytes worth of data. The incident was first reported Thursday by Vice News.