Sony’s Failure to Pay Leads to Insomniac Games Hackers Leaking 1.3 Million Files

On December 12, Rhysida, a ransomware group, announced that it had taken 1.67 terabytes of data from Sony’s Insomniac Games and requested $2 million. The one-week deadline for Insomniac Games to pay Rhysida has passed, and the group has released the stolen information, Cyber Daily reports. The released data includes internal HR documents, screenshots of employees’ Slack conversations, and details about the yet-to-be-released Wolverine video game. It also contains a signed publishing agreement between Sony and Marvel outlining three upcoming X-Men games, the first being Wolverine. Rhysida claims to have taken only 20 to 25 minutes to get the domain administrator and stated that money was their motivation. Notably, Rhysida’s initial ransom notice allowed anyone to bid on the data, not just Insomniac Games, and it appears some of it was bought. The ransomware group also targeted Insomniac Games within Sony in a separate attack in May, which became public knowledge in October.