Game-maker Electronic Arts and the Presque Isle Police Department in Maine are responding to an event they had both been dreading: the theft of gigabytes of private data by hackers who breached their Internet-connected networks.
In EA’s case, the theft included 780GB of source code and tools for FIFA 21, according to a post published earlier this week on an underground crime forum. The person who published the post, with the username Leakbook, was offering to sell the data.
“You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services,” the person wrote.
The post looks like this:
The post didn’t say how the source code was obtained, but in a statement, EA officials said the company experienced a network compromise that allowed an intruder to make off with game source code and tools. The statement read:
We are investigating a recent…