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Hackers have stolen game and Frostbite source code from EA

Hackers have stolen game and Frostbite source code from EA

US publishing giant Electronic Arts is the latest games company to be the victim of a hack.

According to Vice's Motherboard, hackers broke into the firm and have made off with the source code for games including FIFA 21, in addition to stealing the source code and tools for DICE's Frostbite engine.

Said hackers boasted off the heist on an underground forum. All in, they claim to have taken 780GB of data.

"We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen," said an EA spokesperson.

"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."

This comes in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077 maker CD Projekt being the victim of a hack in February.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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