Insomniac Games has suffered a major leak of its internal data, with details of its game slate and gameplay of its upcoming Wolverine game released by hackers.
Cyber Daily reported that 1.67 terabytes of data in 1.3 million files were released by Ryhsida, a ransomware gang that allegedly stole the data in a hack. Insomniac Games has made big hits such as the Spider-Man 2 game that was nominated for game of the year at this year’s The Game Awards.
The hacker group, which was profiled in a security threat report, announced on December 12 that it would auction the data for at least 50 Bitcoin, or roughly $2 million. Insomniac evidently did not pay and so the leak began today. It’s reminiscent of a major hack that hit Sony‘s PlayStation Network back in 2011 and another one in 2014 against Sony Pictures. I’ve asked Sony for comment.
The leak included level designs, character art, and internal company presentations on unannounced Insomniac games. Wolverine is reportedly due to ship in 2025 as part of an X-Men trilogy. The data also mentions a third Spider-Man game, a game based on Venom, and a new Ratchet and Clank title.
Lots of other studios have been hit, from Rockstar Games to CD Projekt Red. In a self-inflicted wound, Microsoft also incorrectly uploaded secret data to the FTC as part of the court case around the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In that leak, Microsoft’s files showed a new Xbox would launch in 2028.
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