Following the threat to disclose the data stolen after the cyber attack on Electronic Arts servers if they did not receive a ransom, the hackers are beginning to publish the data stolen by the US gaming giant in retaliation for the failed extortion.
To those who follow us, we remind you that in June of this year EA suffered a hacker attack and a theft of 780GB of data linked, according to what was reconstructed by VICE journalists, to the Frostbite Engine, the graphics engine used for series such as Battlefield and FIFA.
Similarly to what happened in recent months with the infamous cyber attack on CD Projekt, once again the cybercriminals asked for a ransom at the top of Electronic Arts to avoid disclosing the stolen sensitive information and allow them to restore the original data currently made unreadable by a ransomware virus.
The executives of EA, however, have decided not to comply with the request of the hackers, hence the disclosure of the first tranche of stolen data by the perpetrators of this cyber attack. According to reports from the VICE editors, the hackers have already shared about 1.3 GB of sensitive data.
In a statement shared last Tuesday by a spokesperson for EA, the representative of the American company explained that “we are aware of the activities carried out by these alleged hackers and we are analyzing the files released. At the moment, we continue to believe that they do not contain any genre. sensitive data that is a matter of concern to players’ privacy, and has no reason to believe that that data poses material risk to our users, our business and our employees. We continue to work actively with federal law enforcement and we are at their complete disposal for all criminal investigations that are taking place “. In the wake of this incident, the Electronic Arts spokesperson also confirmed that the company has made improvements to the security of its servers.