Watch Dogs: Legion Hacked
A game that’s all about hacking – Watch Dogs: Legion – has been hacked at a real-world event. This is turning it into one of the 2020s more ironic stories.
As reported by ZDNet, a software mob called Egregor, in October 2020 claimed to have access to both Ubisoft and Crytek‘s internal networks and that they can steal data. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, DSOGaming has said that Egregor appears to have the source code of Watch Dogs: Legion. Since then it has leaked about 560 GB of file online.
DSOGaming notes that this could lead to mods being enabled for the game and breaking the game’s protective measures. Crytek seems to have been hit even harder as documentation from the company’s game development division was obtained and allegedly contained. “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 is yet not clear how Egregor gained access to these networks. But groups like this one tend to steal data, encrypt it and then hold it ransom. Then they force these companies to pay large amounts of fees to prevent them from leaking files. However, if Ubisoft can’t prevent leaks the game will be all over the torrent sites.