Insomniac Statement
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Insomniac Games Releases Statement About Ransom Hack & Marvel’s Wolverine

Insomniac Games has released a statement about the cyberattack that took place earlier this week and ended up leaking sensitive details and the personal information of several employees.

On its official Twitter account, the studio posted an image containing a lengthy statement about the attack and the effects its had. Insomniac notes that the hack took an “emotional toll” on the developers and has been “extremely distressing,” but that like the titular character of Marvel’s Wolverine, the studio is “resilient” and will keep developing the title as planned.

“Thank you for the outpouring of compassion and unwavering support. It’s deeply appreciated,” the release reads. “We’re both saddened and angered about the recent criminal cyberattack on our studio and the emotional toll it’s taken on our dev team. We have focused inwardly for the last several days to support each other.

“We are aware that the stolen data includes personal information belonging to our employees, former employees, and independent contractors. It also includes early development details about Marvel’s Wolverine for PlayStation 5. We continue working quickly to determine what data was impacted. This experience has been extremely distressing for us.

“We want everyone to enjoy the games we develop as intended and as our players deserve. However, like Logan … Insomniac is resilient. Marvel’s Wolverine continues as planned. The game is in early production and will no doubt greatly evolve throughout development, as do all our plans. While we appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm, we will share official information about Marvel’s Wolverine when the time is right. On behalf of everyone at Insomniac, thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.”

You can view the tweet below:

When did the Insomniac ransom hack take place?

Last week, Insomniac Games was hit by a “Rhysida” ransomware attack. The hacker group apparently gave the studio seven days to respond while ransoming the date obtained from the hack for just over $2 million. Insomniac and Sony didn’t respond, and earlier this week on December 19, the data was released by the hacker group.

In addition to various internal details involving future games and expansions for game’s like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the personal details of current employees, former employees, and contractors was leaked, prompting widespread outrage online.

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