Report: Denuvo Website Leaks Private, Company Emails

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.

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.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs


Gene Jacket

Good God I wish people who said stupid shit like this...

...would just fuck right off.

Yes DRM, of any kind, sucks...especially when it keeps the software it’s supposed to protect from running worth a fuck. That said, the vast, vast, vast, vast, overwhelmingly vast majority of players don’t give a shit about DRM, will never even know it’s there, and it has zero bearing on what they buy or play. RE7 certainly wouldn’t have sold roughly 200K copies in its first week on Steam if everyone haaaaaaaaated Denuvo so much.