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Capcom hacked by third party, full terabyte of data allegedly stolen

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 5, 2020 at 1:36 p.m. PST • Comments: 67

Capcom has fallen victim to a cyber attack that took place three days ago, on November 2. The company released a press statement on November 4 indicating that "some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers," and that "this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party."

The company has since suspended parts of their internal network so as to minimize spread and damage done, but has not indicated a culprit. Reports of a particular ransomware gang being behind this have surfaced, and it appears said group has claimed to have downloaded a terabyte of data from the Street Fighter development company.

Beeping Computer's report on this matter points to Ragnar Locker as the actor behind this attack, and have posted a ransom note as well as a few images of stolen files (meant as evidence to indicate the legitimacy of the attack) allegedly sent to Capcom by the gang.

Some of the allegedly stolen content includes employee termination agreements, Japanese passports, Steam sales reports, bank statements, contractor agreements, and more, though Capcom has stated that there was no indication that customer information was breached. You can read Capcom's full press statement below:

"Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020 some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers. The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party, and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2.

"Capcom expressed its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its various stakeholders. Further, it stated that at present there is no indication that any customer information was breached. This incident has not affected connections for playing the company's games online or access to its various websites.

"Presently, Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems. The company will continue to offer relevant updates as the facts become clear, via its websites and other means."

Thanks to Erawan for the tip.

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