Hackers broke into Electronic Arts systems and gained access to game data

There were no leaks of player data as a result of the hack.

Hackers broke into the computer systems of the American company Electronic Arts (EA), which produces video games. CNN reported this.

“We are investigating a recent case of an intrusion into our network. Some of the source code of the games, as well as related tools, was stolen,” the broadcaster quotes a representative of the company.

The incident occurred on June 6. Hackers gained access to 780 GB of data, including the source code of the Frostbite game engine, which is used in the FIFA and Battlefield series of games, and tools for developing the FIFA 21 football simulator. CNN, citing analyst Brett Callow, explains that the stolen code “can theoretically be used by other [game] developers, and it can also be used to hack games.”

According to the TV company, the data of the players was not leaked as a result of the hacking.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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