A group of hackers said they were in. have broken in The Sims 4 and FIFA the internal systems of the publisher Electronic Arts, according to a report by Vice. Hackers allegedly stole FIFA 21 Source code – for the game and its matchmaking components – as well as source code for EA’s Frostbite engine.
According to Vice, a total of 780 GB of data was stolen, including “proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits”. hacker Vice supplied with documents Reportedly stolen in the hack, containing information about PlayStation VR and other development tools.
“We are investigating a recent intrusion into our network that resulted in theft of a limited amount of game source code and related tools,” an EA representative told Vice. “No player data has been accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy. After the incident, we have already made security improvements and do not expect any impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement agencies and other experts on this ongoing criminal investigation. “
Hackers allegedly accessed EA’s internal systems via the Slack workplace chat platformthat many companies use for online communication. The hackers told Vice that they used “stolen cookies” that were sold online for $ 10 to gain access to an EA Slack channel. (Cookies can be used to access the credentials.)
The hackers said they contacted an EA IT support rep through Slack to get a “multifactor authentication token” – and claimed they lost their phone – to log into the EA network. The hackers provided Vice with screenshots of the steps taken to access the information; Vice later confirmed the details of the hack with EA.
The content of the hack has not yet been published online, at least. Vice reported that the hackers want to sell the data.
EA did not respond to Polygon’s request for more information.