The publisher was reportedly the victim of a cyberattack. Hackers were thus able to get their hands on 780 GB of data.
A lot of compromised information
According to the Motherboard website, the source code of FIFA 21, that of its matchmaking server (which allows players to compete online), as well as the engine code Frostbite Engine (especially used on the Battlefield franchise) would have been stolen.
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But that’s not all. Indeed, the group behind this attack announces that Electronic Arts’ software infrastructure and development kits were also leaked.
Players are not affected
In a statement to Motherboard, Electronic Arts nevertheless wants to be reassuring, by specifying that the data of the players are, a priori, always safe.
“ We are investigating a recent intrusion incident into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. No player data has been stolen and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to player privacy.Following the incident, we have already made security improvements and do not anticipate any impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement and other experts in this ongoing criminal investigation. “
However, we advise you to change your passwords. You can never be too careful.
As for the pirates, they are now trying to sell their treasure. According to the BleepingComputer site, the stolen information is estimated to be worth $ 28 million.