Attack On Capcom Could Affect 390 Thousand People


One of the world's largest developers and publishers of computer games, the Japanese corporation Capcom, has published new details about the investigation into a cyber attack on its networks that took place in November last year. According to updated data, the incident could have affected about 390 thousand people.


As a reminder , on November 2, 2020, Capcom fell victim to the Ragnar Locker ransomware. The ransomware operators said they had stolen 1 TB of information from the company's networks and threatened to make it public if they did not receive a ransom of $11 million in bitcoins. Capcom did not pay the ransom and admitted the fact of the leak only two weeks after the attack, when the attackers published part of the stolen data.


Now the company announced that it was able to confirm the fact of data leakage of 16 415 people, and the total number of victims could reach 390 thousand. This includes Capcom customers, business partners, external employees, etc. As for the 16 415 people whose data leak was confirmed, then names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were compromised.


Typically, ransomware operators release only a fraction of the stolen information, leaving the lion's share for the auction. However, users should view their data as compromised and be wary of possible targeted phishing attacks. While no evidence of possible password compromise has been found, Capcom users are advised to change their passwords as a precautionary measure. If they are used on other sites, they should also be changed.


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