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Electronic Arts Hit by Hackers Who Took Source Code, Tools

  • Hackers claim to be selling keys to FIFA and other games
  • Breach is ‘just a minor black eye’ for company, analyst says
Operations At The Electronic Arts Vancouver Campus

Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

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Electronic Arts Inc., the video-game giant behind the Battlefield, Sims and Madden NFL franchises, is the latest high-profile victim of a cyberattack, with hackers stealing its source code and related internal tools.

“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 Redwood City, California-based company said Thursday in an email. “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy.”