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EA hacked, game source codes stolen

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Mega gaming publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is the latest major company to fall victim to a cyberattack, with hackers having managed to steal as much as 780GB worth of data that include source codes, game engines and tools for its games.

As first reported by news site VICE, the stolen data have since popped up at various hacking-related forums in the dark web where they are being sold by the hackers. Games whose source code and game engine, namely EA’s proprietary Frostbite, have been affected by the data breach include FIFA 21 and Battlefield.

Fortunately for customers, EA believes no player information has been leaked. EA is currently investigating the incident and has tapped law enforcement to help in the investigation.

The company says it has already enhanced its security measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. The company also claims the attack will not make a significant impact against their games and business.

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