EA, one of the world’s popular game companies, was hacked. As a result of the attack, it was learned that the source codes of FIFA 21 were also stolen. The leaks were put up for sale on the Dark Web after it was reported that 780 GB of source code had been compromised.
There are remarkable developments about FIFA, which is one of the indispensables of the game world. After EA Sports, the producer of FIFA, was attacked by hackers, many game codes, including FIFA, were stolen.
AVAILABLE ON DARK WEB
Hackers hacked into Electronic Arts’ servers on Thursday and took over important game files of popular games, including FIFA 21. It is also among the information conveyed that the data is for sale on the Dark Web. EA confirmed the attack and explained that no player’s data or personal information was compromised in this attack.
“OUR SALES CONTINUE”
A spokesperson for EA told CNET, “We are investigating a recent intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. No player data has been accessed and there are no issues with any risks to player privacy. There is no issue with our games or our business. We do not have any problems. We are working actively,” he said.
THEY ALSO STEAL THE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
Hackers have reportedly stolen EA software development kits and development tools, in addition to FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine source code. EA, Capcom, and CD Projekt are also known to have suffered massive attacks over the past year. EA has become the latest victim of a massive attack.
HACKED SHORTLY BEFORE E3 CONFERENCE
The hacking of EA’s data comes just before this E3 gaming conference, which is scheduled to start on June 12. While many games are expected to be introduced within the scope of the event, it is thought that they want to prevent positive developments by selling this data on the Dark Web.
IMPORTANT DATA OF BATTLEFIELD 2042 HAS ALSO BEEN COVERED
It has been reported that the source code of Frostbite, the engine that powers the Battlefield 2042 game, which is expected to be released soon, is among the hacked files.