Posts on Twitter (via Insider Gaming) claim that a hacker group breached into game publisher Activision's network, using a phishing method. The hack reportedly took out details about the publisher's future Call of Duty games.
The Activision breach was allegedly made on December 4. It alledgedly stole details about plans for future DLC content in the current Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game, alone with info about the next Call of Duty games coming in 2023 and 2024.
.@Activision was breached December 4th, 2022. The Threat Actors successfully phished a privileged user on the network. They exfiltrated sensitive work place documents as well as scheduled to be released content dating to November 17th, 2023.— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 20, 2023
Activision did not tell anyone. pic.twitter.com/urD64iIlC5
Insider Gaming has received a statement from an Activision spokesperson about the hacker attack. The statement denies that employee information was taken, but does not dispute that information about future Call of Duty games were revealed as part of the attack. Here is the full statement:
The security of our data is paramount, and we have comprehensive information security protocols in place to ensure its confidentiality. On December 4, 2022, our information security team swiftly addressed an SMS phishing attempt and quickly resolved it. Following a thorough investigation, we determined that no sensitive employee data, game code, or player data was accessed.
Source: vx-underground on Twitter via Insider Gaming
Update: The story incorrectly labeled a Twitter account as the source of the hacker attack. We regret the error.
Update 2: Activision has sent Neowin another statement about the security breach at the publisher, stating once again: "No sensitive employee data was accessed."
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