Electronic Arts the gaming giant known for hits like FIFA, Battlefield and The Sims has been the latest victim of data theft. Hackers broke into EA servers recently to steal several game source codes and related internal tools of 780GB. Now available in underground forums
EA,clarifies that no player data was accessed or stolen by the hackers and that there is “no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy.” EA has already made the necessary security improvements following the incident and does not expect an impact on the games or the business.
The hackers claimed to have taken the source code, as well as code for the matchmaking server for FIFA 21 in the forum posts. They also claimed to have obtained source code and tools for the Frostbite engine that powers several EA games including Battlefield.
In addition, hackers were also able to steal proprietary EA frameworks and SDK EA’s codes to make game development easier and streamlined were also stolen. It’s available on closed group hacker forums. In order to show the authenticity of their spoils, the hackers shared some screenshots of the stolen EA data on these forums. None of the internal data, however, was revealed publicly. It is clear that the hackers are instead trying to sell the data online.