Electronic Arts, the publisher of the Battlefield series and several other famous video game franchises, have been hacked. In more holes of underground piracy, Motherboard found hackers who say they had taken more than 780 GB of data from the company. According to the screenshots seen from the outlet, the trove includes the source code for it FIFA 2021 and both the source code and the utility for EA’s proprietary Frostbite game engine. Some of the other assets that the 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 has been the victim of a data breach and that the data the publication saw online were the ones that were stolen from her. “We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools have been stolen,” a company spokesman told the outlet. “No player data has been accessed, and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to players’ privacy. Since the incident, we have 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 in the framework of this ongoing criminal investigation. “
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EA is not the only video game publisher to be hacked this year. After the buggy launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red was hit by a ransomware attack. In this case, the hackers got it and eventually sold the source code to the last game of the study. CD Projekt Red has also accused the hacker of delay to obtain Cyberpunk’s 1.2 patch out. For now it seems EA is confident that it will not be affected in the same way.
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