Last week, ransomware group Rhysida revealed it had hacked Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 developer, Insomniac Games. It posted images to prove the validity of its claim, demanding 50 bitcoin – roughly $2 million – from Sony within seven days or it would leak what it had discovered, as reported by CyberDaily. Sony did not comply with the demand and now the group has released more than a terabyte of hacked data pertaining to Insomniac Games.
The total leak comprises more than 1.3 million files, for a total of 1.67 terabytes of data, according to VideoGamesChronicle via CyberDaily. The leaked data includes information about Marvel’s Spider-Man, future Insomniac Games titles, release schedules, and private employee information like tax and employment forms, internal studio messages, and more. Game Informer will not be disclosing any of the hacked information.
CyberDaily reached out to Rhysida and learned the ransomware group specifically targeted Insomniac Games. “Yes, we knew who we were attacking,” a Rhysida spokesperson told the publication over email. The group also told CyberDaily its motivation for the hack was financial.
Insomniac Games just released Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which we loved – you can read about why in Game Informer’s review here. The studio revealed Marvel’s Wolverine back in 2021, revealing this year that the game takes place in the same universe as Marvel’s Spider-Man.