Electronic Arts says hackers stole source code


Gamers compete in the pre-alpha Command and Conquer Rivals game at the Electronic Arts press conference in California. – EPA pic, June 11, 2021.

ELECTRONIC Arts said hackers managed to steal source code and other software tools from the video game giant yesterday, but that the attack was unlikely to have an impact on gamers or business operations.

EA, the maker of popular titles such as Battlefield, acknowledged the breach after a report by Vice Media that attackers had made off with the code used for games including FIFA 21 and the Frostbite engine, which powers some EA games.


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