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Electronic Arts Inc (EA)

Exploit: Hacking

Electronic Arts Inc: Game Developer

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Risk to Business: 1.355= Extreme

Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it is investigating a data breach. Cybercriminals stole valuable corporate data from the company including game source code and related tools. Early reports noted that hackers had stolen source codes for the popular title “FIFA 21” and source code and tools for the Frostbite engine. Researchers estimate that 780 gigabytes of data was snatched then advertised for sale on underground hacking forums.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hackers are always interested in proprietary data and corporate secrets, the 3rd most popular category for theft. They’re easy money in the busy dark web data markets.