Electronic Arts (EA) got hit by a data breach, and hackers are selling source code
Hackers accessed Electronic Arts (EA) servers on Thursday and stole key game files for popular titles, including FIFA 21.
The attackers claimed to have downloaded source code for games such as FIFA 21 and for the proprietary Frostbite game engine used as the base for many other high-profile games.
On multiple underground hacking forums, Motherboard found hackers claiming they had taken more than 780GB of data from the company.
An EA representative confirmed to Motherboard that the attack was real: “We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion to our network where a limited amount of source code was stolen from games-related tools.”
In addition to EA’s own proprietary code and tools, the hackers claim they have Microsoft Xbox and Sony’s SDKs and API keys available for sale as well.