Fez developer Phil Fish and Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn are among those who have had personal information published online after their Dropbox accounts were hacked by an unknown third party.
The information posted publicly included email addresses, passwords, and bank account numbers.
Fish said on Twitter that his Dropbox account had been "doxed". His former colleague, ex-Polytron programmer Renaud Bédard confirmed that the company’s Dropbox had been compromised.
If it wasn't clear : Polytron has been hacked in a pretty huge way, don't believe anything you read from the past 10 hours.— Renaud Bédard (@renaudbedard) August 22, 2014
The hackers also took control of Fish’s Twitter account, as well as the Polytron website.
Sorry about the account deletion guys! This is my new account you can complain to.— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FlSH) June 19, 2014
Prior to the tweet deletions, Fish announced that he is completely quitting the industry, and that Polytron and Fez were up for sale.
“No reasonable offer will be turned down,” he tweeted.
“I am done. I want out.”
Last July, Fish cancelled development of Fez II and announced he was quitting the industry after a dust-up with a GameTrailers employee.
Meanwhile, Quinn addressed theories that the hacking had all been a publicity stunt:
No matter how disgustingly wretched people are to me, I still love my craft and I'm not done exploring it yet.— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 22, 2014
and my private life is STILL none of your business.— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 22, 2014
and now they take to twitter to claim I somehow did this to myself— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 19, 2014
"If you don't verify this, you're lying. If you do verify this, you're lying. But someone said something mean about you so it's gospel"— Zoë ʻGRANOSʼ Quinn (@TheQuinnspiracy) August 24, 2014