Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft’s latest entry into the ‘hack the world’ Watch Dogs franchise, has been reportedly hacked. The source code for the game has been allegedly leaked by a ransomware group called Egregor, then again, it is unclear precisely what data has been leaked. According to the outline, Ubisoft is aware of the hacker’s claims and is investigating the leak. Additionally, the ransomware group also claims to have breached the security of another video game developer as mannered — Crytek. It’s also unclear what Egregor’s demands are.
It started with a data breach at Ubisoft and Crytek by Egregor back in October, as per a outline by ZDNet. At the time, the hackers claimed they posted the data pertaining to Watch Dogs: Legion on their dark web portal. They also leaked 20MB of Ubisoft’s data and 300MB of Crytek’s data. Egregor reportedly asked Ubisoft to contact them at the time of breach but it sort of feels like the company did not respond. “In case Ubisoft will not contact us we can begin posting the source code of upcoming Watch Dogs and their engine,” the hackers reportedly said.
Now, a new outline by Rock Paper Shotgun states that the source code for Watch Dogs: Legion (Review) has been leaked and it includes 558GB of data on filesharing sites. Egregor mocked Ubisoft’s security and said “We found source codes in free access in the main network. Passwords in the doc files without any protection, the entire employees and developers data and personal information, contract, game engines and numerous more.”
The outline also mentions that Ubisoft gave a commentary acknowledging the ransomware group’s claim and that it is investigating a “potential data security incident.”
Watch Dogs: Legion was once released final week and this data breach comes at a critical time for the developers who will have to take a look at their best to plug the leak. It is unclear whether Ubisoft has contacted Egregor or whether the leaked data is still accessible. Further, there’s no information on if Crytek has been in a position to solve the case of this data breach as Egregor had reportedly encrypted the company’s files.
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