One of the Roblox employees has been compromised, which led to an anonymous hacker posting the company’s internal documents. They contain private information and personal data. The gaming platform, however, refused to cooperate with the hacker.
The attacker released a 4GB archive of documents and images on the anonymous forum, according to a Vice’s Motherboard report.
These files include email addresses, ID documents, and different spreadsheets. They might be related to some popular games on the platform and their creators.
Roblox acknowledged the hack, saying it was a part of an extortion scheme. The company refused to cooperate with cyber criminals and launched an internal investigation into the phishing incident.
“We acted quickly upon learning of the incident, engaged independent experts to complement our information security team and have tuned our systems to seek to detect and prevent similar attempts,” Roblox said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time the popular gaming platform has become a target of the hack. In 2020, an attacker bribed a Roblox employee and gained access to personal data, which let them get in-game currency and lookup information on many users.
Roblox is not new to scandals and controversies. It was revealed last year that CEO David Baszucki has been avoiding capital taxes for years by multiplying the tax break at least 12 times with the help of his relatives.