Insomniac breaks silence to respond to ransomware attack

A game is a game. The people are who we should be caring about right now.

MajorLinux - Editor-in-chief

Saying that this hasn’t been a great week for Insomniac Games would be an understatement. What happened to the studio was nothing short of horrible. After taking some time to take stock of everything that happened, the company has released a statement.

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.”

Insomniac Games

It’s one thing to release anything about a game in development. It’s a different matter altogether when you put personal information of innocent people on the internet. These people had lives and families. They are in a position to where they may never know peace again.

My heart especially goes out to the marginalized groups who work there. Those folks have the highest likely chance to be targeted by the most vile and disgusting folks on the internet. Changing phone numbers, moving, credit monitoring. These all add up. Not to mention the mental and emotional toll it would place on them.

What gets me though is, when reading through all the stories about this, not one outlet cared to talk about those who would be the target for harassment. It was always focused on the game. Even Insomniac kind of knew that’s all anyone would actually care about.

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.”

Insomniac Games

Someone tried to show me footage of the game the other day. I refused to click the play button or discuss anything about it. We shouldn’t care about the game or the status of the game at a time like this. It should be about the people who now have targets on their backs.

What the hackers have done to Insomniac is egregious. But these news outlets should be ashamed of themselves, too.

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By MajorLinux Editor-in-chief
Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.
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