For those of you who don’t know, a few weeks ago a group of hackers stole EA’s FIFA 21 source code. However, according to the report of the Record site, because not only did it fail to blackmail EA, but when it was sold on the black market, no one wanted to buy it, so this group of hackers had to spread all this source code online.
Specifically, from June 10, these hackers demanded EA a ransom of $ 28 million for the 780GB FIFA 21 source code that they stole. Through investigation, the group of hackers stole data by infiltrating EA’s internal messaging app Slack through the purchase and use of stolen cookies sold online. These cookies contain the login information of EA users accessing Slack, so owning these cookies can make it possible for anyone to log into EA’s internal Slack channel.
Unfortunately, I thought it was a gold mine because I thought EA wouldn’t want the source code of FIFA 21 to be exposed, but no! EA flatly refused and stated that it did not pay a dime to the hackers because what they stole did not contain sensitive data such as user login information.
In the dream episode 1, the hacker group found another way to sell the source code on the black market to find buyers. However, it wasn’t long before he became disillusioned with volume 2 because no one wanted to buy data that didn’t contain any sensitive information. And so the illegal act that could have caused the group’s reputation to fly away became a worthless act that no one cared about. Moreover, EA also announced that it actively cooperates with legal agencies and experts to specifically investigate this incident.
The last step made the hacker group to distribute the source code of FIFA 21 online for anyone to use. This resulted in anyone being able to use this code to play FIFA 21 on their own server without EA’s consent. In addition, EA claims that no user data has been lost and the company has put in place additional security measures to ensure this does not happen again.
– On June 10, a group of hackers stole the FIFA 21 source code and demanded a ransom of $28 million from EA.
– They steal using cookies containing information of EA users and sell online to log into the internal messaging channel in EA’s Slack application.
– Unfortunately, EA refused to pay even 1 cent because the stolen data did not contain any important user information.
– So the group of hackers set up a way to sell the source code on the black market to find buyers, but no one wanted to buy it because it didn’t contain any important information.
– Last step, the hacker group had to distribute the source code of FIFA 21 online.
– This resulted in anyone being able to use this code to play FIFA 21 on a private server without having to go through EA.
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