EA Suffers Data Breach, Source Code for FIFA 21 and Battlefield’s Frostbite Engine Being Advertised for Sale Online

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it is the latest gaming giant to get blindsided by hackers. In a statement delivered to Vice/Motherboard, the Battlefield and Mass Effect publisher said that it is currently “investigating a recent incident of intrusion” into its network, which resulted in the theft of various game source code and internal tools. These include the source code and matchmaking server code for FIFA 21, as well as source code and tools for the Frostbite engine. Frostbite powers a majority of EA’s biggest franchises, such as Battlefield, Need for Speed, and Star Wars Battlefront. EA pointed out that no player data was accessed as part of the hack.

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Other stolen information includes proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits (SDKs), bundles of code that can make game development more streamlined. In all, the hackers say they have 780gb of data, and are advertising it for sale in various underground hacking forum posts viewed by Motherboard.

Sources: Vice, Game Informer

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