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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.

    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.

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  3. linuxares

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    XBOX & SONY private SDK & api key - huh?
     
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    The question is: what can they do with the SDK's and API keys? Like, what do they unlock?
     
  5. Arras

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    You need that to make games for those consoles, so makes sense.
     
  6. Flame

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    somebody in EA HQ is like how can we add a DLC to this data breach...
     
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    780 GB? Hot damn

    EA probably updates their security the same way they update their games - by putting a big "2021" sticker on it and calling it a day

    Hopefully this does something good for the hacking scene at least
     
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    They really went and made all the FIFAS open source, wild
     
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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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    Better homebrew. There is little monetary reason to buy this however, you can't really profit from it.
     
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    I wonder what Frostbite being leaked could lead to. I assume not much, without threat of legal action...but...
     
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    They should sell it back to EA piece by piece as DLC.
     
  15. Hells Malice

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    Given Origin probably still has that memory leak EA has been aware of...since Origin launched, they don't seem like the best company for fixing issues.

    Though they really robbed a jewelry store and made out with 1 diamond and a bunch of Swarovskis
     
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    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.
     
  17. Flame

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    puts the EA in breach..
     
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    good maybe that'll be the end of them shitty FIFA games now :lol:
     
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    Oh my god. That. Is. Hilarious.
     
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    Games that'll be $1-$3 within 5 years
     
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    Well it's either that or they build an entirely new game from the ground up for the next iteration...so yeah it might be the end. :rofl:
     
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