One of the world’s biggest video game publishers, Electronic Arts (EA) has been hacked and had gaming source code stolen, becoming the latest victim of a spate of cyberattacks on U.S. companies.
On June 6, hackers allegedly obtained 780 gigabytes of data from the gaming company, including “Frostbite source code”.
Frostbite is the engine that powers games including FIFA, Madden and Battlefield.
The hackers are also claiming they’ve have stolen software development tools for FIFA 21 and say they have “full capability of exploiting on all EA services.”
What about your data and privacy?
Cybersecurity expert Brett Callow says the incident is highly problematic as “hackers can comb through the code, identify deeper flaws for exploit, and sell that previous code on the dark web to malicious threat actors.”
The EA breach was not a ransomware attack, the spokesperson said.
The company went onto add “no player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy”.
The data breach was first reported by Vice.
The breach comes as cyber attacks rise, with ransomware attacks hitting top infrastructure companies such as the meatpacking business JBS USA and the fuel distributor Colonial Pipeline.
Williams loses first round at Wimbledon
There’s been a bit of drama on the court as the most prestigious tennis Grand Slam gets underway
Spectators filled the All England Club on Monday to watch the biggest tennis stars hit the court at Wimbledon.
After coming back from a lengthy break, Serena Williams lost in three sets to 24-year-old, Harmony Tan.
“When I saw the draw, I was really scared. I don’t know what to say, I’m so emotional now because she’s a superstar,” Tan says.
Tan took the first set 7-5, before Williams took over 6-1. Tan fought back to win a thrilling third set tie-breaker.
Despite her dramatic loss, the former world number one is brushing off retirement rumours.
Kyrgios spits at crowd
Meanwhile, in men’s singles, Aussie tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, caused a bit of a stir calling the chair umpire a “snitch” after she supposedly complained to the court umpire about his behaviour.
The 27-year-old will likely be up for a fine for also spitting towards a fan during the match.
Kyrgios says there was a lot of disrespect from the crowd, which is why he admitted to spitting towards a fan.
“I’ve been dealing with hate and negativity for a long time, so I don’t feel like I owed that person anything,” he says.
Katerina Kostakos contributed to this report
Mike Riley steps down as referee chief
One of the biggest names in the referee world, Mike Riley, has confirmed he will be stepping down as head of the English League referees
After 13 years, Mike Riley has confirmed he will be stepping down from his role as managing director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).
The iconic referee leader will finish his role at the end of the 2022-23 season. Riley says he has enjoyed working in such a ‘dedicated group’.
The Premier League formally thanked Riley for his contributions and commitment over the last 13 years.
The search is now on to replace the top spot with Riley collaborating with the new team before officially stepping down.
Hero coach rescues U.S. swimmer at Olympic event
U.S. Swimming coach, Andrea Fuentes, has saved the life of an American Swimmer, Anita Alvarez, at the FINA World Championships
Fuentes dived into the pool to rescue unconscious Alvarez from the bottom after her Olympic qualifying event.
In a nightmare moment, the 25-year-old didn’t return for breath after her synchronised swimming event and instead began to sink.
In a split-moment decision, Coach Fuentes jumped into the pool to rescue her, after the lifeguards failed to act.
The young Olympic medalist was unconscious and not breathing but quickly received medical attention on the edge of the pool.
She was taken to hospital and is now reportedly in ‘good health’.
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