Electronic Arts has suffered a cyber attack. The security breach has allowed hackers to steal 780GB of data, including the FIFA 21 source code and the Frostbite graphics engine.
Hackers have managed to circumvent Electronic Arts security measures. The company has been the victim of a cyberattack in which a large amount of information has been stolen, including the source code of FIFA 21, the Frostbite graphics engine and other related internal tools.
The specialized medium Motherboard has been in charge of raising the alarm. A source with access to hacker forums on the Dark Web alerted them that there were several posts in which the authors claim having breached EA’s security and stolen a huge amount of data.
Specifically, in these publications hackers claim to have stolen about 780 GB of data from company servers. On one side, claim to have stolen FIFA 21 source code, including the matchmaking code. They also claim to have the source code and tools of Frostbite, the graphics engine that powers several EA games, including Battlefield. In addition, among the information stolen are EA’s proprietary frameworks and software development kits (SDKs).
Yes, fortunately player data has not been compromised, so you don’t have to worry about your privacy. The hackers’ goal is none other than to sell EA’s stolen information to the highest bidder.
The company has confirmed to Motherboard that it has suffered a data breach, stressing that the private information of the players has not been affected. “We are investigating a recent intrusion incident on our network where a limited amount of source code for the game and related tools has been stolen.”, explains an EA spokesperson in a statement. “Player data was not accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to their privacy.”
Now the corporation claims that it is carrying out security improvements and notes that You do not expect this intrusion to have an impact on your games or your business.