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Various video game companies, such as CD Projekt RED and Capcom, have been the victims of hackers in recent months. Unfortunately, now Electronic Arts was the target of an attack that resulted in the theft of a lot of information.
According to a report by VICE, various hackers made a publication to publicize the attack on the company and the data they obtained. Shortly after, Electronic Arts confirmed a breach and the theft of information from certain games and development tools.
The study reassured its community, as it ensured that none of the player data is at risk. In addition, it revealed that it has already initiated an investigation and that it made some improvements to its security system to prevent the situation from recurring.
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Hackers attack and steal information from Electronic Arts
According to the details, the hackers stole the source code of FIFA 21 and the code from your matchmaking server. Those responsible assured that they also have control of the source code of Frostbite, the development engine of some of the most important games in the study.
As if that weren’t enough, various development kits, code packs and more tools were stolen from Electronic Arts. As you can imagine, the hackers don’t mean well, planning to sell the information to the highest bidder.
In total, the attackers stole about 780 GB of data from the developer and, apparently, do not plan any type of negotiation. For its part, Electronic Arts confirmed the attack and the list of stolen material.
EA improved its security and rules out risk for players
Electronic Arts has launched an investigation into the hack, so it is expected to issue a statement about it soon. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the study stated that the safety of the players is guaranteed, as their data is not compromised.
“Player data was not accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to player privacy,” the company stated.
The studio took immediate action, so it has already improved its security systems. Also, you believe that the hack will have no impact on your games or your business.
“We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation,” EA concluded.
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