Motherboard revealed that hackers managed to infiltrate Electronic Arts’ servers. Thus they stole millions of data, including the FIFA 21 source code, and also stole the Frostbite engine before posting everything on the forums.
After we talked about the great trailer for Battlefield 2042 With a multiplayer mode with 128 participants, Electronic Arts could have done a good job of bringing back the headlines after 24 hours.
The American publisher revealed that it was exposed to a large-scale piracy Motherboard moved site vice. In total, at least 780 gigabytes of data were stolen from the servers, including many source codes for games and internal tools.
It is by clearing hacker forums that Motherboard make his discovery. “You can run all EA services,” the hackers wrote in various posts on the dark web. They privately bragged about getting the source codes for FIFA 21 and its matchmaking server, as well as the tools of the Frostbite engine, behind the design of many games including battlefield.
Players’ personal data has been saved
So hackers in forums tout among insiders the wealth of data in their possession, including proprietary frameworks and EA SDKs. They even shared some screenshots to make their point, without sharing any real inside data to support their information sales proposition.
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EA confirmed the incident and data theft. “We are investigating a recent intrusion on our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.The spokesperson for the American giant explained. However, he wanted to clarify that the players’ personal data was not affected by the hack. “We have no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy.”EA confirms that it has already made improvements to security and specifies that its games like its activity should not be affected.