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Some hackers do it for fun, others do it for profit or destruction. Here are some of the biggest criminal hacks in video game history.
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10. Hacker bribed his way into Roblox accounts

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj4ddw/hacker-bribed-roblox-insider-accessed-user-data-reset-passwords



09. LulzSec - 2011 Playstation Network Outage (AKA THE PSN HACK)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_PlayStation_Network_outage

https://www.networkworld.com/article/2202583/playstation-network-hack-timeline.html

https://www.theverge.com/2013/4/18/4239790/playstation-network-hacker-cody-kretsinger-sentenced-year-prison


08. Lizard Squad - Nintendo Switch Leaker gets 3 years in Prison

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/1/21815395/nintendo-hacker-three-years-prison

Lizard Squard leader pleads guilty: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/312246/Founding_member_of_Lizard_Squad_pleads_guilty_to_cybercrimes.php



07. The Gigaleak - A massive series of leaks of internal Nintendo data

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Nintendo_data_leak

forums thread showing off a lot of the stuff people found: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3933884



06. Egregor - Ransomware 'gang' obtained Ubisoft and Crytek data; leak Watch dogs: legion source code online

https://grahamcluley.com/following-ubisoft-cyber-attack-hackers-claim-to-leak-watch-dogs-legion-code-online/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ubisoft-crytek-data-posted-on-ransomware-gangs-site/



05. Capcom employee data stolen by Ragnar Locker ransomware 'gang'

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/376102/Personal_information_of_16415_people_compromised_during_Capcom_security_breach.php

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/379750/Capcom_ends_ransomware_investigation_finds_culprit_gained_access_via_old_VPN.php

Ragnar Locker ransomware gang: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/capcom-hit-by-ragnar-locker-ransomware-1tb-allegedly-stolen/



04. Security Researcher steals confidential info from Microsoft and Nintendo

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/339773/Security_researcher_pleads_guilty_to_hacking_into_Nintendo_and_Microsoft.php



03. Moderator abused privileges in RUNESCAPE to steal players' gold

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/327070/Jagex_fires_RuneScape_moderator_for_stealing_player_gold.php

https://secure.runescape.com/m=news/an-important-announcement?oldschool=1



02. Derptrolling - DDos Christmas attacker goes to jail

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-who-launched-ddos-attacks-on-sony-ea-and-steam-gets-27-months-in-prison/

-DDos attacks don't directly steal, but they can lead to thousands in lost revenue.


1. CD Project Red - Ransomware attack

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-24/cd-projekt-hack-severely-disrupts-work-on-cyberpunk-game-updates

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