Wolverine part of massive Insomniac Games leak after ransomware deadline passes

Wolverine part of massive Insomniac Games leak after ransomware deadline passesOfficially released artwork of Insomniac’s Wolverine. Image: Insomniac Games

Footage from Insomniac’s upcoming Wolverine game has surfaced on X after hackers leaked internal data from the developer. The Rhysida ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the hack, releasing 1.67 terabytes of data, including 1.3 million files. The leaked information includes level design and character materials from the Wolverine game, as well as internal company presentations detailing unannounced Insomniac and Sony games, screenshots of spreadsheets, and information on development and marketing budgets. The leak suggests that Wolverine is the first in a trilogy of planned X-Men titles, with the second and third games scheduled for release by 2029 and 2033, respectively. Other games mentioned include a third Spider-Man title, a game based on Venom, and a new Ratchet and Clank entry.

The Sony Interactive Entertainment division is investigating the incident, and Sony stated that it has “no reason to believe that any other SIE or Sony divisions have been impacted.” This is not the first cyberattack Sony has faced this year; in October, around 6,800 current and former employees were notified of a breach exposing personal information. A different ransomware group, Cl0p, claimed responsibility for that attack. Video game studios, including CD Projekt, Bandai Namco, Riot Games, and Grand Theft Auto VI developer Lapsus$, have been targeted in recent hacks. Rhysida, the group behind the Insomniac hack, was the subject of a cybersecurity alert co-authored by the US Department of Justice and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, highlighting its use of VPNs to connect to internal systems using compromised credentials. A representative from Rhysida indicated that the attack was motivated by financial gain.