In the last month, it was claimed that Electronic Arts’ servers were infiltrated by a group of hackers and the source codes of FIFA 21 and the Frostbite game engine were stolen. There are current developments in this regard.
The group in question tried to contact EA and extort money from them so that these source codes are not shared. When they could not get a response from the EA front, they decided to share some of the files they had. In this way, they are trying to corner EA and convince them to pay themselves.
According to the information shared by Vice, the 1.3 GB file published by the group contains references to some tools used by EA and Origin. The group also shared some screenshots with Motherboard, and these are screenshots related to The Sims.
The hacker group says they will leak 780GB of stolen data if EA doesn’t reach them and pay them. But past examples show that things don’t work that way. Already, the statement made on the EA front is in this context; “We are aware of the posts made by hackers and we are reviewing the published files. At this stage, we believe there is no risk to players’ personal information. There is nothing to worry about that it poses a risk to our games and our players. We will continue to act in cooperation with the security units.”
We’ll see if the group is bluffing or just leaking all the data.