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June 22, 2021, 8:51 a.m. ET

June 22, 2021, 8:51 a.m. ET

Electronic Arts, the maker of popular video games including the FIFA, Madden, Sims and Medal of Honor series, said Thursday that it was investigating an intrusion into its network that resulted in game source code and tools being stolen.

“We’ve already made security improvements and do not expect an impact on our games or our business,” an E.A. spokeswoman said, adding that the company was working with law enforcement officials to investigate. The company said no player data was affected.

The hacker or hackers claimed to have stolen important source code for the 2021 edition of the popular soccer game FIFA, as well as data related to a gaming creation engine called Frostbite, according to online posts made in early June on an underground forum frequented by cybercriminals. E.A. confirmed that portions of FIFA and Frostbite code had…

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