The publication Bleeping Computer and information security company Kela report that unknown hackers attacked Electronic Arts and stole more than 750 GB of data, including game source codes and debugging tools.Representatives of the company have already confirmed the fact of hacking and data leakage, however, they emphasized that this is not a ransomware attack.
The cybercriminals write that they have access to all EA services and offer anyone who wants to purchase stolen data for $28,000,000, and as a bonus, the buyer will receive “the opportunity to fully exploit all EA services.”
Overall, the hackers claim to have stolen massive amounts of data from the EA network, including:
- server sources for searching FIFA 21 matches;
- FIFA 22 API keys, SDK and debugging tools;
- source code of the FrostBite game engine and debugging tools;
- debugging tools, SDK and API keys;
- own EA game frameworks;
- Private SDK and API key for Xbox and Sony;
- XB PS and EA pfx and crt with key.
As proof of their words, the hackers shared screenshots with directory listings and source code. Such advertisements have been posted on various marketplaces and hacker forums.
EA is the game developer and publisher behind several well-known brands such as Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, The Sims, and Need for Speed. EA also has over 450 million registered players worldwide and reported GAAP net revenue of $5.5 billion for fiscal 2020.
Let me remind you that we also wrote that Hackers Influenced Valve’s Online Games Using Vulnerabilities in the Steam Platform.
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