As reported by Cyber Daily, the PlayStation-owned Insomniac Games looks to have suffered a pretty significant cyber security attack that may have resulted in the collection of confidential company information including details and images from the upcoming Marvel’s Wolverine as well as personal data relating to Insomniac employees and contractors.
Ransomware operator Rhysida is reportedly responsible for the hack, and has already posted partially-redacted materials as proof of the deed. These materials, which we won’t display here for obvious reasons, certainly do include what appears to be confidential internal documents and emails, screenshots from the game and even scans of employee passports.
The group has given Insomniac and Sony seven days before the full set of collected data is published, but is also attempting to sell the data at auction with a starting price of 50 BTC or around $3 million AUD.
“With just 7 days on the clock, seize the opportunity to bid on exclusive, unique, and impressive data,” the group writes 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!”
Sony Interactive Entertainment has reportedly issued a statement to outlets (including VGC) where it says it’s looking into the reports.
“We are aware of reports that Insomniac Games has been the victim of a cyber security attack,” it said. “We are currently investigating this situation. We have no reason to believe that any other SIE or Sony divisions have been impacted.”