Insomniac Games, the PlayStation first-party studio behind the Marvel’s Spider-Man games and the upcoming Marvel’s Wolverine, has reportedly been hit by a ransomware attack. The hacking group Rhysida is believed to be responsible for the breach, claiming to now possess the personal data and information of several employees at the company in addition to information and possibly images of Wolverine.
As reported by CyberDaily, Insomniac Games is apparently dealing with a recent ransomware attack from the hacking group Rhysida, which claims to have the personal documents, internal emails, passports and more sensitive information from former and current employees at the company – including the personal information of Peter Parker voice actor Yuri Lowenthal.
Additionally, Rhysida claims it’s also in possession of concept art, screenshots and character art from Marvel’s Wolverine, an upcoming game which doesn’t have an official trailer or details yet apart from a short reveal trailer. Rhysida is reportedly auctioning the data with a starting price of 50 Bitcoin (which is around $2 million), giving Insomniac Games seven days to respond to the ransom.
“With just 7 days on the clock, seize the opportunity to bid on exclusive, unique, and impressive data,” said Rhysida on its website. “Open your wallets and be ready to buy exclusive data. We sell only to one hand, no reselling, you will be the only owner!”
CyberDaily posted a collection of images supposedly taken from the hack (as proof-of-hack) which shows company emails, employee information and some early screenshots of Marvel’s Wolverine. We will not be sharing any of the leaked images here but they’re currently being spread online and it won’t be long before the leaks escalate.
Insomniac Games has yet to officially respond to these threats or make a statement on the matter, though we can’t imagine how stressful this must be for the company – especially with so much private information being held for ransom.
We’ll keep you updated on the story as it develops.