Wolverine is not a happy man now (Photo: YouTube)

Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac has reportedly been hacked and has seven days to pay before the data becomes public.

Insomniac Games was praised when it released Spider-Man 2 earlier this year, and the developer is now hard at work on its Wolverine game, which will be released in 2024 or 2025.

The good times may not last, as it appears the developer has been hacked by a ransomware operator, just months after PlayStation as a whole was hit by a similar attack.

To make matters worse, the hacker has released what appear to be screenshots of the Wolverine and Peter Parker actor's personal data, and is demanding £1.6 million in Bitcoin to keep the rest of the data for himself.

Hacker group Rhysida has posted hack evidence that appears to include scans of at least one former employee's passports and a personal document from Peter Parker voice actor Yuri Lowenthal.

The evidence also includes other confidential documents and some untitled screenshots that could be from the upcoming Wolverine game, according to CyberDaily.

Rhysida reportedly gave Insomniac an ultimatum to pay a ransom if they don't want the rest of the information they have to become public.

Despite this, the hacker has now put the data up for auction, starting at 50 Bitcoin (£1.6 million), saying:

'With just seven days to go, take the opportunity to bid on exclusive, unique and stunning dice.

'Open your wallets and be ready to buy exclusive data. We only sell to one hand, we do not resell, you will be the sole owner'! said the hacker, according to CyberDaily.

Gaming companies – and many large companies in general – are attractive targets for hackers and this sort of thing is becoming increasingly common.

It's usually unclear what the end result will be, but in most cases companies insist, at least publicly, that they won't pay, as happened with Capcom when they were attacked in 2020.

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