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Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 12: A photo shows the logo of 'Electronic Arts' video game company on a screen of a laptop in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2018. (Photo by Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.

(CNN Business)Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.

Online forum posts reviewed by CNN Business and vetted by an independent cybersecurity expert show that on June 6, hackers claimed to have obtained 780 gigabytes of data from EA (EA), including the Frostbite source code, which is the game engine that powers the FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield series of video games, among others.

"We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen," the EA spokesperson said.

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