Gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) has confirmed that hackers have stolen a treasure trove of data including game source code and tools for multiple popular games. 

The threat actors claimed to have downloaded the source code for games including FIFA 21 and code for its matchmaking server, and source code and tools for the Frostbite engine - which powers numerous EA games including Battlefield. 

In addition, the hackers took proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits. 

Altogether, the hackers have said to have stolen some 780GB of data. No personal data of customers were stolen. 

In a statement, EA said that it had already improved security and stated that it did not expect “an impact on our games on our business.”

Law enforcement have also been contacted. 


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