EA has been hacked, suffering a data breach and stolen source code

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Just shortly before Summer Games Fest began, Electronic Arts confirmed to a reporter at Vice that the company had been recently hacked, with an unidentified person or group stealing about 780GB of data from the publisher. The hacker responsible then took to a webforum, listing the contents of the data breach for sale, including the source code for FIFA 21, FIFA 22's debug tools, the entire source code for EA's Frostbite engine, certain private SDK and API keys, and more.

Source Code Sale Listing said:
We sell the FIFA 21 full src code and tools

debug tools, SDK And api keys
FIFA 21 matchmaking server
FIFA 22 api keys and some SDK & debugging tools
FrostBite src code & debug tools
Many proprietary EA games frameworks & SDKs
XBOX & SONY private SDK & api key
XB PS & EA pfx & crt with key (currently used)

You have full capability of exploiting on all ea services

Total dump = 780 GB

The breach apparently took place on June 6th, and utilized some form of "intrusion into [EA's| network". According to them, no data related to their customers or players was accessed or is at risk. They're also currently working with the Presque Isle Police Department in order to find out the person responsible. This is the continuation of a streak of data breaches affecting major game publishers, with Nintendo, Capcom, and most recently, CD Projekt Red all falling victim to them.

EA's Official Response said:
An amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.

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wait the api keys are the same as the private keys meaning the ps4 culd be at the ps3's 3.55 dayssweet we could have coldboot cfw but any normal dev wouldn't even touch it and for good reason
 
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I wonder what Frostbite being leaked could lead to. I assume not much, without threat of legal action...but...
Frostbite always had very impressive physics, putting the likes of Havoc to shame. The Battlefield series was probably the first to enable players to just level a building down to the ground, with each piece being separate from the whole and interactive. Developers obviously wouldn't use stolen snippets of code, but many would love to take a peek under the hood to see how such an engine even works, and perhaps implement similar solutions in their own work. It's not necessarily ethical to do so, buuuut... the source is out there, and somebody's going to buy it. :P With that said, if such a transaction was to take place and the word got out, it'd be the death knell to any company, so chances are that if anyone's going to buy it, it'll be EA themselves.
 
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