FIFA 21 and Frostbite source codes stolen by hackers
In the last hours, news began to arrive that the source codes of FIFA 21 and the Frostbite graphics engine were stolen. If you recall, last February, the source codes for the next-gen Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and Gwent were stolen and we witnessed these codes starting to fall on hacked sites in recent days. Not long after the CD Projekt Red crisis, this time a theft news came from EA Games. The company said in a statement that the incident is under investigation.
Stolen FIFA 21 and Frostbite source codes
According to reports from the Vice site, the hacking group that attacked EA Games servers has captured very important files. These files include the source codes and tools for the Frostbite graphics engine, one of the company’s most important investments, as well as the FIFA 21 source codes. Along with these engine files that EA Games uses in many games, too some versions of SDK files were seized.
The hacking group that got hold of the files has been said to have around 780GB of data and they want to sell these files on some forum pages. As a result, these files are predicted to soon spread via torrent, as are the CD Projekt Red files. EA Games, for its part, confirmed this attack and made some statements on the matter. The company spokesperson stated that they were happy that no player data was stolen and signed the following statements;
“Although player data was not accessed, we can confirm that a limited amount of source code for the game and related tools was stolen. We are investigating this incident of attack on our network and we have no reason to believe that there is any risk to the player’s privacy. We made security improvements after the incident and we do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation. “