The American video game developer Electronic Arts (EA), behind the series Battlefield, Medal of Honor Y The Sims, admitted, on Thursday, June 10, to having been the victim of a hack after the publication of an article by Vice Media stating that various source codes, including that of the famous soccer game FIFA 21 and the Engine Engine, which runs various EA titles, had been stolen. Vice Media made the same announcement on YouTube. The video got thousands of likes, and it seems that with YouTube you can reach more people. You can get the same influence on the platform if you buy YouTube likes from quality sources.
Source code is text written in a programming language that contains instructions for running a computer program.
“We are investigating a recent incident related to an intrusion into our networks and the theft of a limited amount of source code for games and associated tools.”, an EA spokesman explained to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
“No player data has been stolen and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to the protection of player privacy.”, I wanted to reassure this spokesperson. “As a result of this incident, we have already improved our security and we do not expect that there will be any impact on our games or our business. ” EA cleared “Actively collaborate with the police and other experts in the framework of this ongoing criminal investigation”.
Data for sale on the dark web
According to Vice, hackers bragged about their attack on underground Internet forums. “You now have the full capacity to operate all of EA’s services.”, we could read in a message posted on one of these platforms. Cybercriminals have put the stolen data up for sale on various spaces on the dark web, the clandestine version of the internet, it says. Vice.
This attack follows a wave of piracy in the United States in recent months that targeted, among others, industrial groups, hospitals, government institutions and associations.
It also takes place a few days before the famous international video game fair E3 in which EA must participate. The event, which will take place entirely online this year, begins on Saturday.