Gaming giant EA has been hit by intrusion. Hackers allegedly stole over 780 GB of the company's data, containing tools, source code, development tools and more, Vice states.
The intruders are said to have accessed both source code and code for matchmaking servers for Fifa 21, source code and tools for the game engine Frostbite (which runs Battlefield and other games), SDK (development tools), and more. According to Vice, those responsible are trying to sell what they have come across in various underground forums.
EA has admitted to Motherboard that it has been affected by intrusions where intruders have come across data, and that what the hackers show is actually what was leaked. At the same time, the company says that no personal user data has been leaked, and that there is no risk that the players' privacy is in danger. This is what a spokesperson for Motherboard says:
"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".