Thursday, June 10th 2021

EA Hacked, Frostbite Engine Source Code Stolen, User Data Safe: Company

Electronic Arts (EA) servers were reportedly hacked, with the attackers doing away with 780 GB of data related to the Frostbite game engine by DICE. EA stated that no user data was stolen, and that none of EA's customers were at risk of compromised data or payment information. "We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited 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," stated an EA spokesperson.

The Frostbite game engine is extensively used by EA across various game studios, including the "Battlefield" franchise, its top-selling FIFA franchise, and certain "Star Wars" titles. It's expected that as was the case with similar hacks to CD Projekt Red and Capcom, the attackers may seek a ransom from EA in exchange for not leaking the code to the web or selling it to the highest bidder.
Source: BBC
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16 Comments on EA Hacked, Frostbite Engine Source Code Stolen, User Data Safe: Company

#1
Paganstomp
The question is not when they are going to stop, but who is going to stop them.
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#2
Khonjel
Oh welp. I bet Battlefield 2042 hacks gonna get released even before the game now lol since engine source code got leaked.
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#3
InhaleOblivion
Khonjel
Oh welp. I bet Battlefield 2042 hacks gonna get released even before the game now lol since engine source code got leaked.
Indeed brethren. They're being worked on as we speak.
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#4
delshay
Paganstomp
The question is not when they are going to stop, but who is going to stop them.
Got to hand it to them tho, they either very good or it's an inside job.
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#6
Gungar
Even a company full of IT engineers can't protect their data...
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#7
Chomiq
Gungar
Even a company full of IT engineers can't protect their data...
With majority of the staff operating through remote access from their homes the risk of them being hacked has drastically increased.
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#8
Bomby569
i fell like if the story was a huricane destroyed EA i still wouldn't care less (unless someone got hurt), couldn't have happened to a better company
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#9
Hargema
Bomby569
i fell like if the story was a huricane destroyed EA i still wouldn't care less (unless someone got hurt), couldn't have happened to a better company
What is your reason for this hate?
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#10
Upgrayedd
Hargema
What is your reason for this hate?
It's just bandwagon hate.
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#11
FierceRed
Upgrayedd
It's just bandwagon hate.
I - and Pandemic Studios, Visceral Games and Westwood Studios - beg to differ. :shadedshu::banghead:
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#12
watzupken
Gungar
Even a company full of IT engineers can't protect their data...
When you are connected to the web, it is a matter of when you get hacked. There is no bullet proof cyber defence. The weakest link will be the downfall of whatever great defence system or cyber security geniuses.
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#13
efikkan
Gungar
Even a company full of IT engineers can't protect their data...
With probably hundreds of engineers with access to their source repository, I would be surprised if they don't get "compromised" sooner or later, either intentional or unintentional, from the inside or the outside.
Although these cases are unfortunate, luckily the "damage" of some just getting a copy of their source code is not as big of a deal as most people think. The larger a source code is, the less useful it becomes for a third party to exploit. I think this will hurt their reputation way more than their revenue.
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#14
R-T-B
Hargema
What is your reason for this hate?
EA buying everything under the sun without any care for the studios and franchises they ruin in the process would be a good starting point.
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#15
Hargema
R-T-B
EA buying everything under the sun without any care for the studios and franchises they ruin in the process would be a good starting point.
Isn't Amazon doing that at a much bigger scale? Where are your priorities?
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R-T-B
Hargema
Isn't Amazon doing that at a much bigger scale? Where are your priorities?
No? Amazon hasn't bought and/or ruined anything that writes stories for video games yet, or at least not that I care about. If it did, I'd take notice.

And I'm not exactly a fan of amazon business anyways, so this is basically whataboutism incarnate. Both groups suck, one just manages some infrastructure that mostly runs on time.
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