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EA was hacked

But no player data was stolen, the company says.

Source code for FIFA was among the stolen data.

Source code for FIFA was among the stolen data.

Image: EA

Hackers stole a boatload of data from video game giant EA, including data from FIFA and Frostbite, the engine that runs other big games, such as Battlefield.


Motherboard reported that more than 780 gigabytes of data was stolen, including EA frameworks and SDKs. In forum posts that Motherboard reviewed, the hackers said they are looking to sell the data and shared some screenshots that claimed to show the data that was stolen, but they didn't share anything — yet.

This isn't the first time that source code has been stolen from a game company. In February, CD Projekt Red, the maker of Cyberpunk 2077, was hacked in a ransomware attack. The files were put up for sale on the dark web for $7 million, and were reportedly sold after the hackers received a "satisfying offer," IGN reported.

On Thursday, CDPR released a statement confirming the attack, saying that it "now [has] reason to believe that internal data illegally obtained during the attack is currently being circulated on the Internet." "We are not yet able to confirm the exact contents of the data in question, though we believe it may include current/former employee and contractor details in addition to data related to our games," the statement says.

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