In a strange twist of fate t appears that the source code for the hacking game “Watch Dogs: Legion”, has been itself, hacked. How’s that for an ironic story? It was reported by ZDNet that a ransomware gang called Egregor claimed to have gained access to the networks of Crytek and Ubisoft and stole their data back in October of 2020.
It was stated by Ubisoft via DSOGaming that Egregor has gained possession of the Watch Dogs: Legion source code and subsequently leaked the 560 GB of code online. DSOGaming states that this leak may potentially lead to enabling mods for the game as well as breaking in to the game’s anti piracy measures.
Along with Ubisoft, Crytek’s network was potentially hit worse than Ubisoft with Crytek reports stolen containing “resources and information about the development process of games like Arena of Fate and Warface, but also Crytek’s old Gface social gaming network.”
It’s currently unknown how Egregor obtained access to the networks though these kinds of ransomware groups usually steal the data, encrypt it and then hold it for ransom, charging extreme fees to prevent the data from being leaked.
No statements with regards to consumer-facing aspects of their companies have been released.
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