The data breach was originally reported by VICE Motherboard, which reveals that hackers have stolen “a multitude of game source code and related tools” for the Frostbite engine (known to power games like FIFA).
The hackers claim that they apparently have “full capacity to operate” EA services and allegedly stole 780 GB of data. They are now trying to sell it.
An EA spokesperson confirmed the company was compromised, in a statement to Motherboard:
“We are investigating a recent intrusion incident into our network where a limited amount of game source code and associated tools have been stolen”
No player data has been stolen and there is no risk to player privacy. EA has also improved its security since the incident and is now working with law enforcement and other experts in an ongoing criminal investigation.
This breach follows a cyberattack against Capcom last November and one against CD Projekt Red in February this year. If we hear any developments on the latter, we’ll be sure to let you know.