It appears that EA is the next victim of hacking attacks. This comes almost a week after the torrent leak of the source codes for The Witcher 3 Next-Gen, Cyberpunk 2077 and Thronebreaker.
As VICE reported, the hacking group that attacked EA was able to obtain the source code of FIFA 21. Additionally, the group has obtained the source code and tools for the Frostbite engine; an engine that EA uses for a lot of its games. Not only that, but the group got its hands on proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits (SDKs).
The hackers say they have 780GB of data, and are advertising it for sale in various underground hacking forum posts. As such, we may see – in the future – torrents with the aforementioned source codes.
Electronic Arts has confirmed these hacking attacks. The good news here is that the hackers did not obtain any player data. As EA’s spokesperson told Motherboard:
“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen though no player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve 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 as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”