The hackers stole 780 GB of source codes including API keys and SDKs for consoles from EA

Electronic Arts, an American video game company also known as EA, is one of the biggest names in the video game industry. The company has produced some great games such as FIFA, Battlefield, Apex Legends and many others. But recently, the company has faced a cyberattack and could face a huge loss. A spokesperson of EA confirmed that someone hacked into the system of EA and stole its source codes. 

According to some online forum reports, hackers have claimed about stealing almost 780 GB of source codes from Electronic Arts (EA). They hacked the EA system on the 6th of June and stole EA source code including the Frostbite source code. Frostbite serves as a gaming engine for FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield, etc. The hackers also claimed that the codes they stole give them “full capability to exploit EA services.” As per a report by Motherboard, hackers posted about the hacking attack on an underground forum.

In the huge 780GB of data stolen by the hackers, they claim to have API keys of FIFA 2022 and also, software development kits for gaming consoles such as XBOX and PlayStation. 

EA’s spokesperson said about the hacking incident, “Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect any impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”

Talking about the player data, EA said  “No player data was accessed and the company has no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy.”

Anytime a source code gets leaked or hacked, it causes trouble to the company and its server. Frostbite game engine serves many big games such as Maiden, FIFA and Battlefield and stealing of its source codes can cause a big problem for the video game company.

Yuvraj Singh

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