Cybercriminals steal source code for FIFA 21 and other games developed by EA

Cybercriminals steal source code for FIFA 21 and other games developed by EA
Cybercriminals steal source code for FIFA 21 and other games developed by EA

The networks of the video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) have been infiltrated by a team of hackers who seized the source code of several flagship titles of the American developer

The American video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) admitted Thursday that hackers had stolen the source code of some titles in its catalog while ensuring that the cyberattack would not have consequences for players.

EA, behind the “Battlefield”, “Medal of Honor” and “The Sims” series, has confirmed that it was hacked after the publication of a Vice Media article claiming that several source codes, including the one the famous FIFA 21 football game and the Engine engine, which runs several EA titles, had been stolen.

Source code is text written in a programming language containing instructions for executing a computer program.

No player data stolen

“We are investigating a recent incident related to an intrusion on our networks and the theft of a limited amount of source code for games and associated tools,” said a spokesperson for EA.

“No player data has been stolen and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to the protection of the privacy of players”, reassured this spokesperson. “Following this incident, we have already improved our security and we do not expect there to be any impact on our games or our business. “

EA said “actively collaborate with the police and other experts in the context of this ongoing criminal investigation.”

According to Vice, the hackers bragged about their attack on underground internet forums. “You now have the full capacity to operate all of EA’s services”, one could read in a message published on one of these platforms.

Cybercriminals have put the stolen data up for sale in various spaces of the “dark web”, says Vice.

This attack comes after a wave of hacking in the United States in recent months that targeted industrial groups, hospitals, government institutions and NGOs, among others.

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