Cyber ​​intrusions: Insomniac and Ubisoft are rocked by hacker attacks

After the recent attack hacker to Insomniac Games, responsible for titles such as ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ and ‘Ratchet & Clank’, another cyber scam hit the renowned developer Ubisoft, known for titles such as ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Far Cry’.

Ubisoft’s agility

However, Ubisoft acted quickly and expelled the attacker within approximately 48 hours, thus preventing the disclosure of confidential information. The incident came to light after reports on social media Reddit and X (formerly Twitter).

In response, Ubisoft confirmed the ‘alleged incident’ through a statement to the Bleeping Computer website, but did not provide details about the specific nature of the data accessed by the attacker.

The VX-Underground page also revealed that the hacker sought to extract around 900 GB of data from Ubisoft’s systems, but was removed before carrying out a large-scale leak.

Despite this, the cybercriminal apparently gained access to Microsoft programs used by Ubisoft employees, such as Teams, SharePoint and Confluence.

Game companies have often been targets of hackers – Image: Internet/Reproduction

The hacker would have seen presentation documents and some images of projects under development at the studio. However, he was unable to access the source code of Ubisoft games.

According to Bleeping Computer, the criminal had acquired information about ‘Assassin’s Creed Mirage’, Ubisoft’s main release in 2023.

The title marks a return to the origins of franchisefeaturing an action-adventure style with a shorter campaign compared to previous open-world RPGs such as ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’, ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Valhalla’.

Looking ahead, Ubisoft plans to release ‘Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’ in 2024. This will be the first new game in the series since 2010’s ‘The Forgotten Sands’.

The new title will adopt Metroidvania mechanics with 2D gameplay and 3D graphics, featuring a completely original narrative and a new protagonist called Sargon.

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