Bill Toulas reports:
A ransomware attack on the “Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore” MMORPG last Friday destroyed 17,000 player accounts, deleting their in-game items and progress in the game.
Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore is a free-to-play old-school MMORPG developed by indie game publisher ‘Gellyberry Studios.’
The title is available on Steam as an ‘Early Access’ release, meaning it is still in an early development phase and relies on monthly subscriptions and community support to continue its development.
As announced on the game’s official Discord channel, ransomware actors attacked the main server and encrypted all data, including local backup drives, demanding payment in exchange for a decryption key.
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