Hackers hacked into the system of Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and stole the source code used in the games produced by the company.
An independent cybersecurity expert claimed on June 6 that hackers obtained 780 GB of data from EA, including the source code of Frostbite and the game engine of the FIFA series.
Among the games whose source code was stolen, there are also Madden and Battlefield series.
‘They Now Have Full Capacity Facilities’
According to information obtained from online forums, the hackers who carried out the attack now have ‘full capabilities to benefit from all EA services’.
In addition, software development tools created for FIFA 21 and server codes for FIFA 22 were also allegedly stolen.
Brett Callow, a cybersecurity specialist, and threat analyst at Emsisoft, said that losing control over the source codes could make EA‘s job very difficult.
Callow stated, “The source code could theoretically be copied by other developers or can be used to create hacks in games.”
EA, one of the largest video game companies in the world, is the developer of games such as Battlefield, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, The Sims, and Titanfall, apart from many sports games.