Theft protection company Denuvo is not having a good week. First Resident Evil 7, which employs Denuvo's once-unassailable anti-tamper tech, was cracked in just five days. Now folks have discovered a bunch of unprotected content on the company's website, including what are reportedly emails from companies like Capcom and Google.
TorrentFreak reports that the company has accidentally left a number of private directories from its website available to the public, and people have been combing through them looking for anything of interest.
Most of the stuff is customer service emails, but there are are reportedly two corporate enquiries there as well, one of them from Capcom, the developers of Resident Evil 7. That email reads:
This is Jun Matsumoto from CAPCOM Japan. I have a interested in the Denuvo Anti-Tamper solution to protect our game software. If you have a white paper about details, please send me. (ex. platform, usage, price, etc…) And, if you have a sales agent in Japan, please tell me the contact point. Thank you for your cooperations.
Guess they closed that deal, for what it was worth.
Pirates say they have already cracked Resident Evil 7's PC version and have found a way to disable the game's anti-piracy measures less than a week after release.
There are also emails from Google, as well as the general public, which are about as pleasant as you'd expect. One reads:
Why do you have to make such shit software to fuck over pc gamers with DRM bullshit. Please inform the companies you work with that if your DRM is implemented on games they are selling, they will lose thousands of customers.
Cool man. Cool.
Of course, beyond idle curiosities and funny emails, hackers are also combing through the folders looking for files and information related to Denuvo's tech itself. Torrentfreak has the full account of stuff found so far.