EA hacked and source code stolen
|bbc.com 10 Jun 2021 at 16:51|
The attackers claimed to have downloaded source code for games such as FIFA 21 and for the proprietary Frostbite game engine used as the base for many other high-profile games.
News of the hack was first reported by news site Vice, which said some 780GB of data was stolen.
EA said no player data had been stolen in the breach.
The firm is one of the largest games companies in the world. It counts major series such as Battlefield, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, The Sims, and Titanfall among the titles it develops or publishes - as well as a vast array of annual sports games.
"No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy," she added.
The company said it had already improved security and stated that it did not expect "an impact on our games or our business".