Insomniac addresses the hack exposing ‘Wolverine’ game

Hackers during the attack let out a playable version of Wolverine primarily developed for PCs
The image displays the logo of Insomniac. — Insomniac
The image displays the logo of Insomniac. — Insomniac

Almost a week after its in-making title was tipped off in a ransomware attack committed by a notorious clan of hackers, Insomniac has finally released a statement concerning the attack.

Insomniac, the developer behind globally acclaimed Spider-Man 2, suffered the illicit disclosure of millions of files including sensitive employee data, confidential business information, and assets for the title it is up to.

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Taking to its official account on X (formerly Twitter), the developer wrote, “We’re both saddened and angered about the recent criminal cyberattack on our studio and the emotional toll it’s taken on our team. We have focused inwardly for several days to support each other.”

Rhysida, the hacker group, conducted the attack and leaked the data when the ransom amount, $2 million in Bitcoin, was not paid by the company, according to The Verge.

Outlining the repercussions the attack has brought in its face, the response by Insomniac reassures fans that the development work on Wolverine is striding ahead unperturbed.

The hackers, besides the dissemination of sensitive data, also let out a playable version of Wolverine that was primarily developed for PCs.

“Marvel’s Wolverine continues as planned. The game is in production and will no doubt evolve throughout development, as do all our plans. We will share official information about Marvel’s Wolverine when the time is right,” the

There are warnings not to download the game for the person doing so will have to face legal action by Insomniac, and threats of the PC build being injected with malware by the hackers.