Security flaw causes EA to lose 780GB of game source code data

Source code (source code) is considered the soul in programming. If a software company lost control of the source code, it would be a disaster. Game maker EA is struggling when 780GB of game source code is being publicly sold by hackers.

Security flaw causes EA to lose 780GB of game source code data
Security flaw causes EA to lose 780GB of game source code data

Specifically, the company has lost the source code of the hit game FIFA 21 and of the Frostbite engine - used to build football / rugby games, as well as Battlefield. These data are sold by hackers on forums and they claim to be sold only to "famous people in the hacker community".

Owners of these data will easily write cheats to cheat when playing games, as well as crack (crack) games easily. In addition, the source code also reveals the process of building and producing games, thereby revealing many technological secrets of a game studio. Not to mention, the loss of source code also makes the identity of EA seriously degraded.

In the informational part, the hacker also "advertised" that in addition to owning the source code and game making tools from EA, this group also has Xbox's software development kit (SDK) (owned by EA). by Microsoft) and Sony, as well as other APIs.

Security flaw causes EA to lose 780GB of game source code data
Security flaw causes EA to lose 780GB of game source code data

Responding to The Verge, a representative of EA admitted that the company had lost "a limited amount of game source code and related toolkits" to hackers, but also confirmed that hackers could not break into users' data. use. EA added that this was not a ransom attack. The company also announced that it will upgrade security after this attack.

Before EA, CD Projekt Red also lost the source code of two popular games, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. Nintendo struggled with the source code loss of many games on the NES and Nintendo 64 platforms.

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