Hackers have stolen more than $100 million from a game developer and another game developer in the first cyber attack on a company since the beginning of the cyber war in 2016, according to a new report.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the Israeli security firm Netzach said hackers gained access to the database of a major game publisher.
Netzach, a subsidiary of Israel’s National Cyber Security Center, said it has not found any evidence to suggest that the attack was directed at Israeli companies, but said it found some clues.
The hackers accessed a database containing the names and email addresses of about 2,000 game developers, Netzac said.
The company said the attack is believed to have been carried out by a group calling itself “Affected Games.”
The hackers took advantage of a weakness in the company’s security systems that allowed them to access the database.
Netzonach said the hackers also stole email addresses, email addresses associated with other game publishers and game accounts for other game developers.
The hackers then took advantage in a similar way to access social media accounts and social media groups of some game developers and game publishers, Netzonach added.
The report did not name the game publishers but said some of the affected companies include BioWare, Bethesda Softworks, BioWare Montreal, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard.
Netzhach said it had been investigating the breach for a few months, and that it was working with law enforcement authorities and others to try to find out how the attackers accessed the database and what the companies’ financial situation was at the time.