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EA Games looted by intruders: Publisher says 'no player data accessed' after reported theft of FIFA 21, Frostbite source


EA Games, publisher of Battlefield, The Sims and FIFA, has admitted to a "recent incident of intrusion into our network" in which attackers reportedly stole game source code and software development kits.

The company acknowledged the breach while downplaying its impact, saying no personal data of players had been taken and claiming the amount of game source data and tools taken was "limited".

The breach was first reported by Vice's Motherboard offshoot, which said it had been shown screenshots of posts on cybercriminal forums by the apparent thieves, boasting about what they had helped themselves to.

"You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services," said one message quoted by the news website. Source code for football game FIFA 21, as well as EA's cross-platform Frostbite game engine and various software development kits for other titles are said to have been stolen, with around 780GB having been ...


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