The folks at Electronic Arts are dealing with a terrible situation at the moment, as EA has been hacked — with data from games such as FIFA 21 and the company’s Frostbite engine stolen by unknown assailants online.
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According to a report by the Motherboard, the attackers have broken into the company responsible for the Battlefield and FIFA game series — stealing source codes and internet tools used by developers to create those games and other IPs the company owns. In underground hacking forums, the hackers have claimed they have stolen content for FIFA 21 and EA’s Frostbite engine. Frostbite, developed by DICE Sweden, is the game engine powering the Battlefield franchise, as well as other titles published by EA.
In a statement, EA confirmed the attack and said they are investigating
“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.”
EA revealed yesterday officially revealed Battlefield 2042, which you can check the trailer for here.