Hackers steal EA’s FIFA 21, Frostbite engine source code & more

780GB of data, all up.

Hackers have stolen the source code of EA’s FIFA 21 alongside its Frostbite engine source code and more, it’s today been reported.

Originally reported by Vice, hackers managed to walk away with a grand total of 780GB of company data. Hackers have claimed to have taken source code for FIFA 21 and its matchmaking server, source code for Frostbite, and code for proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits (SDKs).

While EA has not specifically detailed what was compromised, the publisher has confirmed a data breach has taken place.

“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 Vice.

“No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”

We’ll report back as more is known.


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