Hackers Breach Electronic Arts, Stealing Game Source Code And Tools

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Electronic Arts Faces Massive Cybersecurity Breach, 780gb Data Including Fifa 21 Source Code Stolen

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It is said that a total of 780GB data has been stolen from the video game publisher, and it has also allegedly been put up for sale on hacker forums. However, the company has clarified that the hackers have not been able to access any player data. Folks at Bleeping computer spoke to the hacker selling EA’s data. The report says that the hackers claim to have access to all of EAs services, telling customers willing to pay $28 million for the stolen data that they will gain full capability to exploit all EA services. The Bleeping Computer report shows that the hackers also have access to Xbox and Sony SDKs and API keys. On top of everything, suppliers based in India face stiff competition from cheap electronics component importers.

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