No player data was accessed, company says
Electronic Arts Inc. said on Thursday that hackers stole the source code on its “Fifa 21” videogame.
Producers and publishers of popular franchises such as FIFA, The Sims and Madden NFL said player data was not accessed.
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“We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion into our network where a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “No player data was accessed, and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to player privacy.”
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Electronic Arts said it has made improvements to its security and does not expect its business or games to be affected. The company also said that as part of the criminal investigation, it is working with experts and law enforcement.
Motherboard, a tech news outlet under Vice, previously reported the company was hacked.
The videogame industry has seen several hacks in recent months. Earlier this year, CD Projekt SA, the maker of “Cyberpunk 2077”, said that the company’s internal systems were breached in the cyberattack. In November last year, “Resident Evil” maker Capcom Co. said it had issues in its network that affected its email and file servers as a result of unauthorized access from third parties.
Shares of Electronic Arts were down 0.3% at $145.32 early Thursday afternoon.
–Sarah E. Needleman contributed to this article.
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