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Hackers Steal 780GB of Data From EA, Including Source Code For FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine

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Hackers Steal 780GB of Data From EA, Including Source Code For FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine

Hackers have stolen 780GB of data from EA, including source code for FIFA 21 and the Frostbite Engine. According to Vice, the hackers also grabbed some proprietary software development kits and are looking to sell it in various underground hacking forums.

In an official statement from EA…

“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen. No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation.”

There are plenty of EA games utilizing the Frostbite Engine, including Madden, FIFA and the upcoming EA Sports PGA TOUR and Battlefield 2042.

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  1. Good good... maybe the hackers, after investigating the code, will come up with a patch that actually fixes some of the gameplay flaws.
    GoHeat1988
    @heidl. Good, good, huh?* Maybe someone will steal your bank info, and others will laugh at that. SMH.

    At this point, imho anything bad happening to EA is good in my book. They've been getting away with ruining the game for too long now.
    The source code wasn't really anything of great value (that's relative I know). The data was mostly AI code from the Frostbite engine, which is very generic and meant to be extended by specific games. The FIFA 21 specific code dealt with match making and some other networking items.

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