Ransomware group Rhysida announced on December 12 that it had obtained 1.67 terabytes of data, or more than 1.3 million files, from Sony Insomniac Games, after which it demanded a ransom of $2 million (approximately CZK 45 million). The one-week deadline for Insomniac Games to pay has now passedand the group released the stolen files.

The files include internal personnel documents or screenshots of employee conversations on Slack, but the main catch hackers are files from the yet-to-be-released Wolverine video game. The leaked files include details on the game’s world design, characters, and include screenshots from the game. Also revealed was a signed publishing deal between Sony and Marvel that includes three upcoming X-Men games, the first of which is Wolverine and the other two are as yet untitled. The contract states that Sony — which plans to spend $120 million on each of the games — has until September 1, 2025 to release Wolverinetwo more games are expected to be released by the end of 2029 and 2033.

Ransomware group Rhysida claims that they it took only 20 to 25 minutes to gain access to the domain, and that their only motivation was money. “We knew that developers creating similar games would be easy targets,” a spokesperson for the group told Cyber ​​Daily. Rhysida only targeted Insomniac Games in its attack on Sony, but in May of this year, it gained access to the personal information of 6,800 current and former employees of the company.

Source: www.engadget.com