EA security breach; 780 GB worth of data stolen

Yet another game developer and publisher, EA faced the network compromise with more than 780 GB of data stolen. EA has around 450 million registered players worldwide with $5.5 billion of GAAP net revenue for the fiscal year 2021. The gaming giant has published games like FIFA, Battlefield, and The Sims.

Hackers have stolen the game source code and internal tools data. The hackers claimed in the posts that the users have full capability of exploiting all EA services along with the screenshots of public view data, forums, etc.

FIFA21 source code is with the hackers for the matchmaking server along with source code and tools for the Frostbite engine including Battlefield. Along with this, the software development kits (SDKs) and proprietary EA frameworks go for around 780 GB of data.

EA spokesperson said that the company is investigating the incident, “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy. Following the incident, we’ve already made security improvements and do not expect any 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.”