Capcom, the Japanese video game developer, revealed that he was the victim of a cyber attack that affected some of his systems.
The creator of a long list of popular franchises like Street Fighter Y Resident Evil, first noticed the signs of intrusion last Monday, but took swift action to prevent the attack from spreading to all of its systems.
While Capcom states that its customers’ information is secure, acknowledges that attackers have managed to steal confidential customer data such as banking information.
For now, there is confusion about it, but the company has stated that its networks experienced problems.
“Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020, some of the Capcom Group’s 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 by a third party, and that it has paralyzed some operations of its internal networks, “said a statement.
The group of hackers responsible for the attack claim to have extracted1TB of employee and customer information.
According to the attackers, the information extracted from the Capcom during the cyberattack, it ranges from employee bank details to “proprietary business information.”
However, the developer company points out that there are no signs that customers have been compromised, adding that the cyberattack has not impeded connections to play online.
Capcom expressed its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to stakeholders. Furthermore, it stated that there are currently no signs that customer information has been accessed. The incident has not affected connections to play the company’s online games, nor access to its various websites. At this time, Capcom is consulting the situation with the police and other authorities while conducting an investigation and implementing the necessary measures to restore its system, “they explain.
The investigation is still ongoing, so it might be too early to draw conclusions.