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Shantae's studio may have been the target of cyber attack

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WayForward Technologies was apparently the target of a large-scale cyberattack last weekend. Reports indicate that the studio responsible for the Shantae series had several game prototypes and source codes leaked on social media.

According to well-known modder Lance McDonald, several company files were found on a discarded hard drive. The data goes back to the years 2009 to 2013 and would contain game prototypes with considerable information about their respective developments.

I guess I'll talk about this: a huge amount of WayForward data spanning 2009 to 2013 was found on a discarded hard drive and is slowly leaking online.

Most are being sent to HiddenPalace.org. Prototypes of all your games with all source code.

Breach reveals important data from Shantae's studio

McDonald's post reinforces an article published by the BNN Breaking website. According to the article, the cyber attack did not involve ransomware practices — negotiation of theft — and resulted in a gradual leak of confidential content.

Among them, there would supposedly be materials from Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution, conceived in the early 2000s and archived in 2004. The individual in possession of the data — and not yet identified — would have guaranteed that he will retain any details about the project.

WayForward Technologies has not commented on the attack.

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