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Insomniac Games Breached by Ransomware Attack in December

Insomniac Games
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Back in late December, just prior to Christmas, Insomniac Games was reportedly under a ransomware attack and a ransomware group has published 1.67 TB of content from Insomniac Games, according to Cyber Daily.

Per the report, the Rhysida ransomware group stole data from the PlayStation studio on December 12th and put the data on auction for 50 bitcoins, which translates to around $2 million, before releasing 1.67 TB of stolen internal data shortly thereafter.

A part of the data was reportedly sold to an unknown bidder, per the report, and the 1.3 million files included Insomniac’s release schedule up until 2035, details of unannounced games, and personal employee details along with information on its upcoming Wolverine title, including gameplay footage, level design, its plot and ending, and its characters, including the voice actors cast from the game.

According to Polygon, the breach also included documents related to unannounced projects by other PlayStation studios such as Guerrilla Games and Bluepoint Games were also included in the leaked data.

The studio issued an official statement on December 22nd on social media- “We’re both saddened and angered about the recent criminal cyberattack on our studio and the emotional toll it’s taken on our dev team. We have focused inwardly for the last several days to support each other.

“We are aware that the stolen data includes personal information belonging to our employees, former employees, and independent contractors. It also includes early development details about Marvel’s Wolverine for PlayStation 5. We continue working to determine what data was impacted.”

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