EA Games Hacked

Hackers claimed that they have breached into gaming giant Electronic Arts and stolen source code of games and other internal tools.

Electronic Arts is an American-based video gaming company, known for publishing popular games including Battlefield, FIFA, cricket, NBA Live, and others.

According to Motherboard, the hackers claimed in various posts on underground hacking forums states that “You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services.”

The hackers also said that they have accessed the source code of FIFA 21, Frostbite engine, a gaming platform powered by several games including Battlefield.

Here is the list of data hackers claimed to have stolen

  • 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

EA Confirmed Breach

EA confirmed the data breach and the company said that “We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.”

The company also said that “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. 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.”

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