June 12, 2021

EA has been hacked and hackers steal FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine source code

Computer security is (and must be) an increasing priority for companies. And even with all and a few more protective measures, there are always loopholes and glitches that can therefore make systems vulnerable.

An example of this is that recently the game creator Electronic Arts was invaded by computer pirates. Hackers stole the FIFA 21 source code and also the Frostbite Engine. According to the details, 780GB of data has been compromised.


EA suffers computer hacker attack

American game developer Electronic Arts suffered a computer attack. According to the information, hackers stole the source code for the popular FIFA 21 game and also for the Frostbite Engine. In total, about 780 GB of data was compromised and, according to what was published, it is already for sale in several forums little known to the public.

EA confirmed this attack on the Vice website, where it said it is investigating the incident. In addition, the game developer reassured its players that their personal data was safe.

We are investigating a recent hacking incident on our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.

Player data has not been accessed and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to player privacy. After the incident, we've made security improvements and don't expect any impact on our games or business.

We are actively working with law enforcement authorities and other experts as part of the ongoing criminal investigation.


The information also indicates that, in addition to the FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine source code, criminals will also have stolen some tools and software development kits.

In this way, EA joins other game companies that were also victims of hackers, such as Capcom and CD Projekt Red.