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Hackers Breach Electronic Arts, Stealing Game Source Code and Tools


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Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed.

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A spokesperson for video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) verified that hackers have compromised the company's systems and stolen game source code and other assets.

The hackers claimed in online forum posts that they had acquired 780 gigabytes of data, including the Frostbite source code undergirding a series of video games, and were offering "full capability of exploiting on all EA services."

The hackers also said they had stolen software development tools and server code for player matchmaking in several other games.

The EA spokesperson said, "No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy," adding that the company is "actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation."

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