News outlet Vice have confirmed that Roblox were almost the victims of an extortion plot. A hacker was able to obtain nearly 4GB of documents believed to have been taken from an employee at Roblox.
Vice reviewed some of the documents and noted that information obtained included personal documents and e-mail addresses.
Roblox told the outlet:
“These stolen documents were illegally obtained as part of an extortion scheme that we refused to cooperate with. We acted quickly upon learning of the incident, engaged independent experts to complement our information security team and have tuned our systems to seek to detect and prevent similar attempts,.”
“Roblox has been actively investigating a phishing incident, which involved a Roblox employee being targeted by cyber criminals [through social engineering tactics/using highly personalised scare tactics].”