Security Newsletter
13 Mar 2023
STALKER 2 game developer hacked by Russian hacktivists, data stolen
GSC Game World, the developer of the highly-anticipated ‘STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl’ game, warned their systems were breached, allowing threat actors to steal game assets during the attack.
The Ukrainian game publisher says that a "community from a Russian social network" was behind the attack and is blackmailing the company by threatening to release data for Stalker 2, which is expected to be released later this year.
“Recently, our employee's account for a collective work-with-images application was hacked. The responsibility for this was claimed by a community from a russian social network,” reads the statement posted to Twitter. “They are threatening to use the obtained data for blackmail and intimidation. This is not the first attempt to hack and leak our data, including personal information. We have been enduring constant cyberattacks for more than a year now.”
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