EA (Electronic Arts) has been the next victim in a series of hacks targeting the video game industry. Once again, the hackers appear to have stolen another smorgasbord of information. A smorgasbord that rounds up to around 780GB of data taken that they are interested in selling to the highest bidder.
A spokesperson from EA has stated that a limited amount of information was taken, although it doesn’t seem to be so limited per statements made by the hackers. Claiming to have the complete source code for Battlefield’s Frostbite engine, which is also behind a number of other games. They also got their hands on the source code for FIFA 21, as well as various tools, frameworks, and SDKs.
The incident is being investigated with authorities and EA says that no player information was involved. So players do not have to be concerned about their own personal data as of right now. As long as EA is quick to patch their network to prevent this from happening again in the future.
With companies like Capcom and CD Projekt Red on the list already (and now EA), hopefully, this doesn’t become a popular trend.