Electronic Arts, the publisher of the Battlefield series and many other popular video game franchises, has been hacked. On several underground hacking forums, Motherboard found hackers claiming they had taken over 780 GB of company data. According to the screenshots seen by the outlet, the treasure includes the source code of FIFA 2021 and both the source code and tools for EA’s proprietary Frostbite game engine. Some of the other assets that hackers claim to have taken from the company include several software development kits. Officials are trying to sell the assets.
EA confirmed to Motherboard she was the victim of a data breach and the data the publication saw online was the data that was stolen. “We are investigating a recent intrusion incident into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools have been stolen,” a company spokesperson said at the point of sale. “No player data has been 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 do not expect any impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts in connection with this ongoing criminal investigation. “
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EA isn’t the only video game publisher to be hacked this year. Following the launch of the buggy Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has been affected by a ransomware attack. In this case, the hackers obtained and ultimately sold the source code for the studio’s latest game. CD Projekt Red also blamed piracy for the delay in obtaining Cyberpunk 1.2 patch. For now, it looks like EA is convinced he won’t be affected in the same way.
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