Hackers hit EA, steal source code for FIFA 21 and more


EA confirms an attack in which hackers allegedly snatched 780GB of data from the company behind games like FIFA, Battlefield and The Sims.

The source code for Frostbite, the engine that powers the game Battlefield 2042, was reportedly among the hacked files.

Hackers on Thursday tapped into servers at Electronic Arts, silencing key game files for popular titles including FIFA 21. The data is now up for sale on the dark web.

Vice reported that hackers claimed to have tampered with 780GB of data from EA servers, including the source code of FIFA 21 and the code for its matchmaking servers. Also stripped: the source code for Frostbite, the engine that powers popular EA titles like Battlefield, the news outlet said.

EA confirmed the hack when we arrived, and noted that it was not a ransomware attack, and that no player data or personal information was included in the breached files.

“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” an EA spokesperson told Nerdshala. “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we have already made security improvements and have identified an impact on our games or our business.” Hopefully not. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”

hack comes right before This year’s E3 gaming convention, which is scheduled to start from June 12.

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