Hackers break into gaming giant Electronic Arts’ servers and steal game source code. The hackers claim to have stolen a massive amount of data from the gaming giant.
Electronic Arts, the world’s biggest gaming company, has been hacked. According to threat actors, they stole around 750 GB of data, which included game source code and debugging tools.
Electronic Arts is a game developer and publisher that is behind various high-profile game titles such as Madden NFL, EA SPORTS, and Battlefield.
EA has claimed that the data breach was not a result of a ransomware attack and did not impact any game or business.
“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” an EA spokesperson told BleepingComputer.
Whereas, the hacker who is selling EA’s data claimed to have stolen the company’s full code for FIFA, in-game currency, and game clients. The data includes:
FrostBite game engine source code and debug tools
FIFA 21 matchmaking server code
FIFA 22 API keys and SDK & debug tools
debug tools, SDK, and API keys
proprietary EA games frameworks
XBOX and SONY private SDK & API key
XB PS and EA pfx and crt with key.
In-game points have been used by cybercriminals to launder money in the past. The attackers also claimed to have access to all EA’s services, and they are asking customers to pay $28 million for this data and exploit capabilities of all EA services.
The attacker posted screenshots of directory listings and source code as proof.
On the bright side, no player data was accessed, and the company has no reason to believe the player privacy has been compromised:
“No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy,” EA told.
Following the incident, the game developer has made security improvements and does not expect any impact on its operations.
“We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”