Summer Games Fest kicked off today, and the reveals are in full swing, but the biggest piece of gaming news today might not be a trailer or a game announcement, and it’s definitely not good news. Hackers have breached the Electronic Arts servers and stolen a ton of game source code as well as many of the internal tools EA uses to develop games. The news was first reported by Waypoint.
“You have full capability of exploiting on all EA services,” the hackers said on underground hacking forums. In the posts, which Waypoint obtained via screenshots from users who have access to the forums. In the posts, the hackers claimed to have stolen FIFA 21‘s source code, as well as the code for its matchmaking servers. They also claim to have the source code for the Frostbite engine, propriety EA frameworks, various software development kits (SDKs), and more. In all, the hackers claimed they had stolen more than 780 GB of data. They are currently trying to sell it. Whether they will have any luck doing so remains to be seen.
EA confirmed that the breach had occurred and that the hackers had in fact stolen what they claimed to. “We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” EA said in a statement to Motherboard. “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 an 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.”