Hackers breached servers of Electronic Arts
One of the world’s biggest video game publishers Electronic Arts is the latest victim of hackers. Hackers hacked into the systems of EA and stole source codes.
The person with the username Leakbook posted it in an online forum and was offering to sell the data. The forum listing confirmed that hackers obtained 780 gigabytes of data from EA. The data also includes Frostbite source code, the game engine that powers the FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield series. They also got access to software development tools for FIFA 21 and server code for player matchmaking in FIFA 22.
EA has confirmed the data breach and the data listed by hackers on the forum is the data stolen from the company’s systems.
“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” the EA spokesperson said. “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy.”
This is a very embarrassing moment for the company. Losing access to source code will hurt the company’s business for sure. The source code can be used to create hacks for EA games. Rivals can also use to make copy games. However, EA spokesperson claims that the data breach shouldn’t have any impact to its games or business.