According to reports, hackers have successfully breached the internal servers of Electronic Arts, a giant of the gaming industry that has published iconic games such as Battlefield, The Sims, and the FIFA and Madden franchises.
According to Motherboard, the hackers stole 780 gigabytes of game source code and other related “internal tools.”
A source with access to the various underground hacker forums, some of which are locked from public view, provided Motherboard with screenshots of the messages, according to VICE, with hackers reportedly claiming that “You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services.”
“In those forum posts the hackers said they have taken the source code for FIFA 21, as well as code for its matchmaking server,” continued VICE. “The hackers also said they have obtained source code and tools for the Frostbite engine, which powers a number of EA games including Battlefield.”
Also part of the 780 gigabytes of stolen data are “proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits (SDKs),”