The hackers claim to have over 780GB of data for sale, including the source code for FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine.
The information is taken from a poll conducted by the Motherboard website and follows the great wave of data theft that has hit the gaming world recently. After CD Projekt and The Witcher 3, this time it was Electronic Arts’ turn to experience a massive invasion. In a press release sent to Motherboard, the publisher confirms that he was a victim “An invasion of our network where a limited amount of the game’s source code and related tools were stolen.”… Thus, in total, hackers will have at least 780 GB dataincluding in particular the source code FIFA 21, matchmaking server code of the game, as well as the source code of the Frostbite engine, which can be found in Battlefield, but also in several kits for internal company development. Tools belonging to Microsoft and Sony were also reported to have been stolen.
No personal data
If the hackers behind this virtual heist have already announced they want to resell their data on the dark web, Electronic Arts would like to reassure users by ensuring that “Player data was not available and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to the player’s privacy.” Following this incident, the company also explained that “Improvements to the security system”, which should allow the games of the publisher to be free from any violations of the game. Therefore, the general public has nothing to worry about, EA promises. Specifically, piracy of the FIFA 21 source code could, for example, allow hackers to understand in detail the functioning of the game in order to update cracks, leaks, or even developer comments.