Insomniac Games reportedly hacked, personal data and Wolverine info stolen
It has been claimed that Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac Games has fallen victim to a cyberattack, resulting in sensitive data about its employees and projects being stolen.
As reported by Cyber Daily, ransomware group Rhysida claims to have hacked the company, posting a screenshot and artwork from the studio's upcoming PS5 title, Wolverine. Employee information such as passport scans, emails, and other documents were also stolen, one of which belonged to Spider-Man voice actor Yuri Lowenthal.
The group is now auctioning off the data at a starting price of 50 Bitcoin (approximately $2 million), threatening to publish the information in a week if no bids are received. “With just 7 days on the clock, seize the opportunity to bid on exclusive, unique, and impressive data,” Rhysida said. “Open your wallets and be ready to buy exclusive data. We sell only to one hand, no reselling, you will be the only owner!”
In September, another ransomware gang claimed to have hacked "all Sony systems," which the company said it was investigating. The following month, Sony confirmed that a separate data breach earlier this year resulted in nearly 6,800 current and former employees' personal information being accessed without permission.
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