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Hackers reportedly used EA Games’ Slack to breach network, access source code


Researchers at Akamai have noticed a rise in attacks against the gaming industry over the past year.

“Gaming companies have an additional attack surface: the games themselves,” Steve Ragan, a security researcher at Akamai, wrote in an email. “There’s also still a big market for cheat codes, cracks, and mods in the gaming industry that criminals take advantage of every day.”

Both game makers Capcom and CD Projekt Red — best known for the game Cyberpunk 2077 — suffered ransomware attacks within the past year, with source code being auctioned off.

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