EA in turmoil after multi-million dollar hack

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Over 780GB of data was stolen from EA's servers. This data includes the source codes of games like FIFA 21. These hackers would therefore have broken into the developer's systems. This EA hack would represent several million dollars. 

Critical data from various properties of the EA, including the Frostbite EngineFIFA 21 , The SimsBattlefield, were stolen by hackers. Software development kits were also stolen. This EA Hack is one of the biggest hits that the publisher has suffered in recent years.

This includes source codes for popular games like FIFA 21. This can give cheat developers an advantage when trying to circumvent the security of the EA.

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The risk of this data leak is the development of more sophisticated cheating software.

A multi-million EA hack

the hack, reported by first time  by Vice , began to circulate on the forums. In fact, with over 780GB of data to sell, hackers appear to be looking for buyers.

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"We are investigating a recent intrusion incident on our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen," an EA spokesperson said in a statement.

The developer has also begun “actively working with law enforcement and other experts in connection with this ongoing criminal investigation”.

This attack comes after a similar streak against other developers over the past 12 months. The best known are Capcom and CD Projekt Red.

Specifically, this latest attack reportedly obtained the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, among other titles like The Witcher 3, which sold for around $7 million.

CD Projekt RED

O CD Project Red was one of the victims of this type of attack in recent months.

Nonetheless, EA confirmed that no player data was stolen and that "there is no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy".

However, the EA will try to improve internal security to try to prevent any future attacks.

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