Watch Dogs Legion: hackers blackmail Ubisoft – release in danger?


Is the release of Watch Dogs Legions in danger? Apparently, developer Ubisoft is struggling with hackers who want to blackmail the company.

  • Watch Dogs: Legion celebrate his Release in the coming month.
  • Well lie Extortion attacks versus Ubisoft in front.
  • This Hacker group threatens files from Ubisoft to make it public.

Toronto, Kanada – Shortly before the Release from Watch Dogs: Legion am October 29, 2020 is it about that Action adventure game got loud again. Unfortunately not with new ones Details or a trailer for that game, but with a suspected Hacker attack on the Developer Ubisoft. This is said to be badly blackmailed and Data to the Hacker have lost. Still answered Ubisoft not to the incident.

Release (date of first publication) October 29, 2020
Publisher Ubisoft
Serie Watch Dogs
platform PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
developer Ubisoft Toronto
Genre Action-Adventure

Watch Dogs Legion: Blackmail attack on Ubisoft – hackers threaten the worst

The information the buisness technology news website zd.net is supposed to judge Ubisoft from a so-called Ransomware-Gangthat the name Egregor wearing, chopped have been. Ransomware is one of Hackers often used blackmail trojan or blackmail software. Claimed using this method Egregor now to internal data two big ones Game developer to have come. These companies are supposed to Ubisoft and Crytek be. The Hacker are now also threatening the Source code from Watch Dogs: Legion to publish.

Ubisoft and Crytek may have been the victims of a ransomware attack, hackers are threatening to release the source code for Watch Dogs: Legion. from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours

The Data of the companies should since Tuesday on the website of the Ransomware-Gang lie. Exact Details, as the Hacker to the Data remain unclear. Gangs like Egregor are known for it Data of large companies too steal and then read them out. Most of the time, however, they are caught and kicked off the network before they Data can take. Nevertheless blackmail they mostly the Companies and ask for moneyto the alleged Files not to leak. A similar scenario could occur with Ubisofts Watch Dogs: Legion have occurred.

Watch Dogs Legion: Blackmail attack on Ubisoft – This is what hackers are supposed to have on data

The Hacker should one Amount of data from 20 MB from Ubisoft geleakt to have. So it would have hit her significantly less than Crytekwhere whole 300 MB an Data leaked should have been. As I said Egregor shortly before Release from Watch Dogs: Legion to the Source code have come. This Data should also be on the website of the Hacking group have been posted. However, from this information it is impossible to determine whether the Files of the new one game rather than from an existing one Release.

Watch Dogs Legion: Blackmail attack on Ubisoft – hackers threaten the worst

© ZDNet

This is not the first Scandal Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, this year a Holocaust reference in the trailer caused criticism Ubisoft. And there were reports already last year Vulnerabilities at Ubisoft. So many employees of Ubisoft have been phished according to the security officer. Ubisoft did not really take note of these warnings. Does the studio pay the qutting for it now?

So far, neither have Ubisoft yet Crytek reported on the alleged hacker attacks. Also, you can’t get any oddities at all Ubisoft find that there are no unusual downtimes or the like. In email correspondence with ZDNet should the Egregor-Gang said they had that Ubisoft network attacked, but only data stolen and none Files of Company encrypted. In addition to the Hacker attacks Ubisoft has to deal with an abuse scandal at the moment.

Rubriklistenbild: © Ubisoft / Pixabay


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