Hackers Leaked Full Data Sump stolen from Electronic Arts

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Hackers, who managed to hack Electronic Arts a few months back, have released all the stolen data online after the company failed to send demanded ransom. Hackers initially posted this data on a cybercrime forum for $28 million along with a small sample of data.

Hackers gained access to EA’s internal Slack channel with stolen authentication cookies. After this, they got access to the EA IT support employee’s account and then gained access to EA internal network. This helped them in stealing 780 GB worth of data from the company’s servers.

After the initial data leak was confirmed, the company also enhanced security. EA confirmed that hackers didn’t get access to player data. The company also said that only a limited amount of code and related tools were stolen. So, this data breach won’t impact their business.

Hackers allegedly stole the source code, private SDK, and API keys. When they didn’t get any buyer, they demanded ransom from Electronic Arts. The data includes FIFA 21 matchmaking server code, proprietary EA games frameworks, debug tools, SDK, and API keys, XBOX and SONY private SDK & API key, XB PS, and EA pfx and crt with key, and FIFA 22 API keys and SDK & debug tools.

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