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Electronic Arts reveals hack of ‘FIFA 21’ source code

Electronic Arts Inc. said Thursday that hackers stole the source code of its “FIFA 21” video game.

The creator and publisher of popular franchises like FIFA, The Sims and Madden NFL said there was no access to player data.

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“We are investigating a recent incident with the intrusion of our network in which a limited amount of game source code and related tools were stolen,”

; a company spokesman said in a statement. “No player data was accessed and we have no reason to believe there is any risk to players’ privacy.”

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Electronic Arts said it has improved 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, the technical news outlet under Vice, previously reported that the company was hacked.


The video game industry has seen several hacks in recent months. Earlier this year, CD Projekt SA, producer of “Cyberpunk 2077”, said that the company’s internal systems were broken in a cyber attack. Last November, “Resident Evil” maker Capcom Co. said its network had issues affecting its email and file servers as a result of a third-party unauthorized access.

Shares in Electronic Arts fell 0.3% to $ 145.32 early Thursday afternoon.

– Sarah E. Needleman contributed to this article.

Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

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