New Delhi, February 21: Hackers have stolen planned content to be released for popular shooter game Call of Duty (CoD) and reportedly stolen employee details from gaming giant Activision. Insider Gaming has confirmed the legitimacy of an alleged data breach by Activision by Twitter user @vxunderground.
The Twitter user released key Call of Duty details and the data included plans for upcoming Modern Warfare 2 DLCs, Call of Duty 2023 (codename Jupiter) and Call of Duty 2024 (codename Cerberus), as well as sensitive staff information. Lionel Messi in Call of Duty! After the success of FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina captain now has an “Operator Pack” in the popular FPS game.
Hackers steal content to be released for popular shooter game Call of Duty
We want to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Activision employees who deal with these madmen every day.
— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 20, 2023
According to the report, employee information obtained includes full names, email addresses, phone numbers, salaries, work locations and more. In a tweet, vx-underground wrote that Activision was breached on December 4th. CoD on PlayStation: Microsoft offers Sony 10-year deal for new “Call of Duty” games.
“@Activision was injured on December 4th, 2022. The threat actors successfully phished a privileged user on the network. They exfiltrated confidential working documents as well as content scheduled for release by November 17, 2023,” the user wrote.
“Also of note, the threat actors attempted to phish other employees,” vx-underground tweeted. A spokesman for Activision said the security of our data is of paramount importance and “we have comprehensive information security protocols in place to ensure its confidentiality.”
“On December 4, 2022, our information security team quickly responded to and quickly resolved an SMS phishing attempt. After a thorough investigation, we determined that no sensitive employee data, game codes or player data was accessed,” the company said.
In January, video game developer Riot Games announced that the source codes for its popular video games League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, or TFT, had been stolen in a cyberattack, along with the code for one of its anti-cheat platforms.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on February 21, 2023 11:25 p.m. IST. For more politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle news and updates, visit our website Latestly.com).