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Insomniac Games hit by ransomware attack; Wolverine details and more leaked

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Sony-owned studio Insomniac Games was hacked by a ransomware group, resulting in a leak of previously unknown details about Marvel’s Wolverine, as well as the studio and Sony’s future plans.

Ransomware group Rhysida released around 1.67 terabytes of data obtained from Insomniac via a hack on Monday night, according to Cyber Daily. Reporting by Axios shows that the organization has a reputation for stealing personal information like Social Security numbers through cyberattacks on companies like Prospect Medical Holdings.

Rhysida told Cyber Daily that Insomniac was an “easy target” and that money was the only motivation for the hack. The group reportedly demanded about $2 million for the data last week. At the time, Sony provided the following comment to IGN: “We are aware of reports that Insomniac Games has been the victim of a cybersecurity attack. We are currently investigating this situation. We have no reason to believe that any other [Sony Interactive Entertainment] or Sony divisions have been impacted.”

It’s not stretch to call the far-ranging leak one of the most devastating in the game industry to date. It contained private information about developers, in-development material for Marvel’s Wolverine, Insomniac’s product roadmap for the next several years, and even some loose details on other upcoming Sony games.

So far, developers like Wushu Studios and Sony Santa Monica’s Cory Balrog have shared their sympathies with Insomanic over the hack. “Game creators work tirelessly to create works of art & entertainment for everyone. To see any team rewarded for this with malicious attacks & blackmail is cruel,” Wushu Studios wrote. “We know the Insomniac Games team will persevere.”

Sony and Insomniac have yet to comment on this matter. We’ll update this article when they do.

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