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Watch Dogs just got real: Hackers allege they have source code for Legion and will release it

cormack12

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Source: https://gamerant.com/watch-dogs-legion-crytek-source-code-hack/

A hacking and ransomware group known as Egregor has allegedly obtained the source code to Watch Dogs: Legion, just two weeks away from its release date, along with a litany of files from developer and publisher Crytek.

Egregor has created a ransomware program of the same name that appears to be based on another popular program, Sekhmet. Ransomware, for those who don’t know, is a type of malware that steals or encrypts a victim's data and will not return or decrypt it unless the victim pays...often that this stolen data will be leaked to the public if demands are not met, which is what Egregor is apparently threatening with Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion.

Source code is the code for a game in readable human language, which is compiled into machine code and can then be sold to consumers. Leaking the source code to a game would be akin to releasing the recipe for baking bread as opposed to releasing the whole loaf. Source code is typically confidential, and Egregor leaking Watch Dogs: Legions’ code could lead to other games copying Watch Dogs, or allow more in-depth hacking and modding than normally possible.

 
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Concern

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A video game about hackers hacking, just got hacked by real hackers lol 👏👏👏👏
 

Black_Stride

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Old news nothing was leaked so its safe to assume they closed it a while ago or didnt have any information UBI was willing to make a big deal about.
 

Spaceman292

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I'm sure this happened when the first game came out too. Did that happen? Am I just imagining that?
 

phil_t98

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Pretty shitty if true ,when people could loose their jobs over something
Like this. I mean if you don’t like the game then fine but people livelyhoods could be effected by this in what’s already been a bad year for people
 
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