EA has confirmed that it’s been the victim of a serious data breach, with “a limited amount of game source code and related tools” stolen from the company.
The hack was first reported by Vice, who said that hackers had claimed on underground hacking forums they had access to 780GB of data. This data purportedly includes source code and matchmaking data for games such as FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine as used in several titles such as the Battlefield series.
While not detailing specifically what was taken, EA confirmed it was investigating a data breach in a statement to Motherboard. “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,” they said. “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.”
It’s the second high-profile hacking story in 24 hours, with Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt Red saying that it believed current and former employee data may have been taken in its own ransomware attack it suffered back in February.