Fallout of EA source code breach could be severe, cybersecurity experts say
Potential buyers could be interested in using the source code to game the game to make millions, perhaps sounding EA's death knell in the process.
The news that games giant Electronic Arts was hacked and the source code and software development kits to many popular games like FIFA 21 and 22 as well as the source code to Frostbite, the games engine that powers many of popular titles such as Madden, Need for Speed and Battlefield, has spread like wildfire in the past 24 hours. In all, the hackers claim to have pilfered 780GB of EA's proprietary data.
The hack was first reported by Motherboard, which discovered the hackers selling the code for $28 million on the R0 Crew forum on the Dark Web. According to its masthead, R0 Crew is a " ... a community of people who are interested in topics related to reverse engineering, exploit development, malware research and pentest." It posts jobs, "some materials" such as expdev, malware and pentest, and prefers users communicate in English but Russian is fine, too.
The hackers also included proof …
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