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Hackers leak FIFA 21 source code on torrent websites after failing to find any buyers

The entire FIFA 21 source code has been leaked online
The entire FIFA 21 source code has been leaked online (image via EA)
A group of hackers that hoped to make a quick buck by selling FIFA 21's source code have now dumped the whole thing online weeks after nobody expressed interest in buying it. The code in question didn't have any personal information, which is why it didn't drum up much interest.

A few weeks ago, some hackers managed to get their hands on FIFA 21's source code. Given how much revenue the franchise generates for EA, one would expect it to cough up millions of dollars to protect its IP; at least, that's what the hackers thought. Unfortunately, EA didn't care and refused to pay up. While that may come off as a tad ludicrous, the data didn't contain any personal information of FIFA 21's vast player base.

The hackers have no luck selling FIFA 21's source code on the internet, either. In the end, they ended up dumping the whole thing (via The Record) on torrent sites. Now, anyone can potentially download the entire code off the internet and set up private FIFA servers to play with their friends, although we strongly recommend against it. There is a good chance that the hackers may have left a little parting gift in the code, and it is not worth the risk.

Budding entrepreneurs, like the ones who got caught in Ukraine recently, can also use the data to train machine learning models to get better at the game and use the resulting bots to grind FUT coins. The third-party FUT coins market continues to chew into EA's revenue, and many would argue that it isn't necessarily a bad thing. Furthermore, we could even see newer FIFA 21 cheats show up online, although quite a few exist already.

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Anil Ganti, 2021-08- 2 (Update: 2021-08- 3)