Data breaches are nothing new in the gaming industry and Capcom appears to be the latest victim of a hacker attack.
On November 4, Capcom announced that a hacker group called Ragnar Locker had access to the company’s internal network November 2. Now, in a statement, the company has revealed that the hack has potentially compromised the personal information of customers and employees, and confidential company information.
According to the announcement, the total amount of personal information hackers have accessed comes to around 350,000 items. Data from customers, employees, shareholders and more has been compromised. However, the company pointed out that the hackers did not gain access to credit card information.
Capcom released an update stating that:
– Personal information of employees
– Sales reports & Financial data
– Personal information of customers
– Confidential corporate information
could be compromised, with some already disseminated publicly.
No credit card data is at risk. https://t.co/VjCB7Es8Wz
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 16, 2020
Capcom also notes that it has begun contacting users to inform them of the situation. The company will continue to work with police in both Japan and the United States to report what information has been accessed and plans to establish a system security advisory board to prevent similar incidents from happening again.
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