It seems another prominent video game business has been hacked. This time it is the third-party huge Electronic Arts.
The data breach was originally reported on by VICE Motherboard, which reveals hackers have actually taken “a wealth of game source code and associated tools” for the Frostbite engine (understood for powering video games like FIFA).
The hackers say they obviously have “full ability of exploiting” EA services and have actually allegedly stolen 780GB of data. They’re now attempting to sell it.
An EA spokesperson confirmed the company had actually been jeopardized, in a statement to Motherboard:
“We are examining a recent event of intrusion into our network where a minimal quantity of game source code and related tools were stolen”
No player information has been stolen, and there is thought to be no risk to player personal privacy. EA has likewise improved its security because the event and is now working with police and other experts as part of a continuous criminal examination.
This breach follows a cyber attack on Capcom last November and one on CD Projekt Red in February of this year. If we hear any developments about this most current one, we’ll make sure to let you understand.