Watch Dogs source code might get leaked 3 weeks before release

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  • However, the launch may be in danger due to data leaks from Ubisoft and Crytek.
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Gaming giant Ubisoft is just 3 weeks away from the official launch of their latest big hit: Watch Dogs: Legion.

However, this launch may now be in peril due to unexpected events, to the point where the game may be canceled altogether.


Ubisoft and Crytek have been the victims of ransomware attacks

According to a Twitter post, a ransomware group called Egregor have leaked data on the dark web, claiming that it was stolen from Ubisoft and Crytek’s internal networks.

Apparently, the data was posted on Egregor’s portal on Tuesday, October 13 making it up for grabs by anyone.

Unfortunately, there is no further information regarding how they got hold of the data, nor on how Ubisoft or Crytek have reacted to the claim.

The data posted on Tuesday was not integral, and the ransomware group threatened to release even more of it if their demands were not met.

The ransomware group targeted the latest Watchdogs game

Egregor posted files that suggested that they were in possession of data from one of the company’s Watch Dogs games.

In fact, the group claimed the files were from Watch Dogs: Legion, although it was impossible to verify whether the files were from it, or from an older title.

Neither Ubisoft nor Crytek reported any incidents or data leaks, so players are now hoping that the launch of Watchdogs: Legion will not be delayed, or even canceled.

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