It looks like 2K is the latest company to fall prey to digital bad actors, with an unauthorised third party gaining access to the publisher’s customer support and help desk platforms. The company swiftly put out a statement, which you can read in full below.
2K has warned users against opening emails or clicking on links sent from 2K Support, as the intruders have already sent legitimate-looking communications that contained malicious links. The 2K support website has been taken offline and will remain so while the company works to address the intrusion.
The Bioshock and Borderlands publisher is the latest in a string of high-profile intrusions that have rocked the industry in recent days. GTA 6 developer Rockstar Games (which shares the same parent company as 2K, that of Take-Two Interactive) suffered a catastrophic leak which resulted in the release of about 90 gameplay videos, a situation which the FBI is apparently investigating. Mere hours later, Blizzard suffered a similar situation, in which gameplay of the upcoming Diablo 4 was leaked from an internal beta.
Are we seeing the first salvo in a Skynet-esque cyber war? Why is the video game industry suddenly leakier than an old sieve? Ponder this dark future in the comments section below.