According to the Motherboard report, Electronic Arts (EA) was hacked and hackers stole a lot of the source code game and related internal tools. In an unknown hacker forum, the hackers allegedly behind this attack posted that they stole the source code of “FIFA 21” from EA. These hackers also stated that they also obtained the source code of the Frostbite and other tools in the “Battlefield” series of games. Other stolen data also include EA dedicated boxes, various SDKs, various codes that can simplify game development, etc. The hacker stated that the data has a total size of 780GB.
EA later confirmed to Motherboard that they had indeed been hacked recently, and the information listed by the hacker was stolen from this attack.
“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. 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.“
At present, the relevant hackers have not released these stolen codes and tools on the Internet on a large scale, but are trying to sell these materials.