On June 30th mobile games developer Bunnabi Games has shut down one of its mobile games due to ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malicious software from crypto virology that blocks access to the victim's data and threatens to publish it until a ransom is paid.
"The game server was attacked by ransomware and the data in the server could not be restored," Mr.Park, CEO of Bunnabi Games.
The attack is one of the first recorded ransomware threats reported by a games company in South Korea.
As the game's service could not be continued, the company has decided to refund in-game items that users have been purchased to cash.
Park added: "There has been an internal situation, but I will no longer make excuses. I just want to say I'm sorry to our users and to our publisher."
Following the incident, it's likely that more attention will be needed for small developers who are may be vulnerable to security issues such as ransomware.
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