Electronic Arts Breached

Vice reports a breach at Electronic Arts has resulted in the theft of loads of data, including the source code for FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine. This was revealed by forum posts by the perpetrators, but Vice's Motherboard confirmed this through EA: "EA confirmed to Motherboard that it had suffered a data breach and that the information listed by the hackers was the data that was stolen." According to an official statement from Electronic Arts, additional security measures are now in place, and it's expected that neither games nor players will be negatively impacted by this:
"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 spokesperson told Motherboard in a statement. "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."

Along with their forum posts the hackers shared a small selection of screenshots claiming to demonstrate their access to EA data, but did not publicly distribute any of the internal data itself. Instead, the hackers are, at least ostensibly, trying to sell the information.
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Being stuck with the Frostbite engine should be punishment enough for whatever entity performed the hack.
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Scumbags hacked scumbags.
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Ant wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 04:46:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 20:03:
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:00:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
This happened to me back in the late 90's when I was interning for an advertising company. They got hacked and my manager decided to blame me, the intern. They threatened me and almost got me expelled from school. Good times.
Did they have proofs that you did it?
They insisted they did, but my advisor called them out hard and demanded they show what they had. Of course they had nothing. I found out months later that the school board called an emergency meeting to discuss expelling me to protect the school from possible litigation. My advisor saved me big time, he was my only advocate.

The whole thing was a farce. My "boss" fucked up and turned the office firewall off because it was creating data connection issues. He forgot to turn it back on at the end of the day and the systems were compromised that night. I came in the next day to panic. They were working on a secret Nokia project and that breach exposed it. To save his job, my boss said that I disabled the firewall and hacked the servers myself. It was the stupidest excuse, and the execs were even dumber to believe it. Why would I do that when I could just steal everything on my workstation?

Anyway, funny thing is I got another job in the same building shortly after. I ran into one of the guys in the bathroom and he asked if I was back to shoot up the place. I laughed it off, said "maybe" and left.
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Jun 11, 2021, 04:46
Ant
 
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 20:03:
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:00:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
This happened to me back in the late 90's when I was interning for an advertising company. They got hacked and my manager decided to blame me, the intern. They threatened me and almost got me expelled from school. Good times.
Did they have proofs that you did it?
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Re: EA is loved by all.. hear nothing see nothing.. all the glory to EA.. I bow to thee oh lord
Jun 11, 2021, 01:14
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Re: EA is loved by all.. hear nothing see nothing.. all the glory to EA.. I bow to thee oh lord Jun 11, 2021, 01:14
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WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 22:04:
In other news I will now have to reset my password again.
Although they said customer data was not compromised, that's a safe bet.
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Jun 10, 2021, 23:51
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I bet Jim in accounting is pretty upset about this. Computer
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Jun 10, 2021, 22:32
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EA is loved by all.. hear nothing see nothing.. all the glory to EA.. I bow to thee oh lord...
Jun 10, 2021, 22:04
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EA is loved by all.. hear nothing see nothing.. all the glory to EA.. I bow to thee oh lord... Jun 10, 2021, 22:04
Jun 10, 2021, 22:04
 
In other news I will now have to reset my password again.
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Wallshadows wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:00:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
This happened to me back in the late 90's when I was interning for an advertising company. They got hacked and my manager decided to blame me, the intern. They threatened me and almost got me expelled from school. Good times.
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Jun 10, 2021, 19:11
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Couldn't have happened to a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
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IT: "Hey, we need layers of security to this database with all the information"

Phat Corp Guy "Why, I can access it just fine, lets save that 50k and spend it elsewhere ( my 6th add on bonus)"

3 years later: " We lost over 500 million, Who do we fire?"
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Jun 10, 2021, 18:36
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It’s not a question of if you’ll be infected but when.

This comment was edited on Jun 10, 2021, 19:05.
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They can pay a ransom for boxes that contain random bits of the stolen data. But there is no guarantee they'll get what they want, as it is random, and some things are more rare. But they can keep trying.
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Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
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Oh Dear ... such bad news ... /sarcasm over 9000
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So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.
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oh my...
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