Motherboard’s website revealed that hackers managed to infiltrate Electronic Arts’ servers. So they stole millions of data, including the source code for the FIFA 21 game, as well as the code for the Frostbite engine, before posting everything to the forums.
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An American publisher fell victim to widespread piracy. Motherboard transmitted by the site Vice… In total, at least 780 GB of data was stolen from the servers, including many game source codes and internal tools.
Having studied the forums of hackers, Motherboard made his discovery. “You can control all of EA’s services,” the hackers wrote in various posts on the Dark Web. They especially boasted that they received the source code for FIFA 21 and its matchmaking server, as well as the Frostbite engine tools that underpin the design of many games, including Battlefield.
Personal data of players saved
Therefore, hackers are promoting a huge amount of data that they own in forums between insiders, including proprietary frameworks and the EA SDK. They even shared a few screenshots to illustrate their point, but did not share any real insider information to support their offer to sell information.
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EA confirmed the incident and data theft. “We are investigating a recent invasion of our network in which a limited amount of the game’s source code and related tools were stolen.“, – explained the representative of the American giant. Nevertheless, he wanted to clarify that the hacking did not affect the personal data of the players. “We have no reason to believe that there is a risk to the privacy of players. “, emphasizes EA, which has already made security improvements, and points out that this should not affect its games like its activities.