TASS, June 10. The cybercriminals hacked into the computer systems of the American company Electronic Arts (EA), which produces video games. This was announced on Thursday by CNN.
“We are investigating a recent case of intrusion into our network. Some of the source code of the games, as well as related tools, have been stolen,” the broadcaster quoted a company representative as saying.
The incident took place on June 6th. Hackers gained access to 780 GB of data, including the source code for the Frostbite game engine, which is used in the FIFA and Battlefield series of games, and the tools for developing the football simulator FIFA 21. CNN, citing analyst Brett Callow, explains that the stolen code ” in theory it can be used by other [game] developers, and it can also be used to hack games. “
According to the TV company, no players' data leaked as a result of hacking.