November 26, 2020

Japanese game developer Capcom suffered a ransomware attack

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The well-known video game developer Capcom recently revealed that it was attacked by ransomware and the attacker may have transmitted its data to the outside world.

This developer has a number of popular games such as Street Fighter, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, etc. The hacker group hopes to get a huge ransom.

At present, Capcom did not disclose the hacker’s request or the amount of ransom, but its internal data and data of 350,000 users are at risk.

Capcom said that the server attacked by the attacker contained a large amount of confidential data of the company, including company sales reports, business partner information, and developer support documents.

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At the same time, the personal information of its former and current employees, including names, signatures and passport data, and personal information of up to 350,000 users are also on the server.

Even Capcom’s membership data on the North American e-brokerage website and the private information of store members and shareholders are at risk. These data are stored on the same server.

For now, there is no evidence that hackers have exported the data, mainly because the server has been encrypted by ransomware and it is impossible to check whether the data has been stolen.

Fortunately, all transaction data is hosted by a third party, so at least the user’s credit card information has not been stolen. At present, Capcom has contacted the local police.

The affected users should have received the notification email issued by Capcom. If the user is worried about security issues, it is recommended to immediately change the account password.

Via: TechCrunch