A gaggle of hackers has stated they’ve damaged into The Sims 4 and FIFA writer Electronic Arts’ inside methods, according to a report from Vice. Hackers reportedly stole FIFA 21 source code — for the sport and its matchmaking elements — in addition to source code for EA’s Frostbite engine.
A complete of 780 GB of knowledge stolen was stolen, Vice reported, together with “proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits.” Hackers provided Vice with documents reportedly stolen in the hack, with info on PlayStation VR and different growth instruments.
“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” an EA consultant advised Vice. “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.”
Hackers reportedly accessed EA’s inside methods through workplace chat platform Slack, which loads of corporations use for on-line communication. The hackers advised Vice they obtained entry to an EA Slack channel utilizing “stolen cookies” offered on-line for $10. (Cookies can be utilized to entry login particulars.)
The hackers stated they contacted an EA IT help particular person by way of Slack for a “multifactor authentication token” — claiming they’d misplaced their telephone — to login to EA’s community. The hackers supplied Vice with screenshots of the steps taken in accessing the data; Vice later confirmed the main points of the hack with EA.
Contents of the hack haven’t been launched on-line, not less than simply but. Vice reported that the hackers wish to promote the info.
EA has not responded to Polygon’s request for extra info.