Game developer threatened, hacked, doxxed after posting meme

Developer of game about ‘badass women’ targeted

Giant Spacekat (Revolution 60) development head Brianna Wu was forced to leave her home last night after her personal information, including home address, was posted online and she received multiple violent, sexual threats.

These threats followed Wu retweeting “meme jokes” made by some of her fans poking fun at a popular hashtag. Warning: The threats are explicit and potentially disturbing. Wu has also reported that there is evidence her company’s financial accounts are being targeted by hackersShe’s working with the FBI to take appropriate legal recourse. 

Wu stated that she’s still planning to attend NYCC this Sunday despite fear of the threats and that she is committed to continue making games. Our hearts go out to Wu, and anyone affected by these attacks.

Yet another woman in gaming has been driven from her home by death threats [We Hunted Mammoth]

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