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Hackers Reportedly Steal Data From EA

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According to a recent report from VICE, hackers have infiltrated the EA servers and have gained access to a wealth of data from the video game giants.

This stolen data includes the source code for FIFA 21 alongside the code for its matchmaking servers. It also includes the source code and tools for the Frostbite engine, which powers popular EA titles like Battlefield.

“You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services,” the hackers said in underground hacking forums.

The hackers claimed that they stole a total of 780 GBs of data, and are already attempting to sell the stolen data on the underground hacking forums.

An EA spokesperson has told motherboard that no player data was accessed and there’s no risk to player privacy whatsoever.

EA spokesperson said,

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.

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