Capcom confirmed details of a major data breach, and today revealed that it had been targeted in a “customized ransomware attack”. We are already seeing several leaks regarding the upcoming Capcom games, as this information appears to come from this leak, but it’s also possible that information on some 350,000 customers, contributors, and former employees may have been leaked in this breach as well.
Unfortunately, Capcom cannot determine if that has definitely happened at this point. In a press release published by L. Their website Today, Capcom confirmed that information on 9 employees – five former and four current – has been leaked, but it considers this customer information as “potentially vulnerable data”. If customer data is leaked, the company expects the number of affected customers to reach a maximum of About 350,000 customers, but fortunately, Capcom has confirmed that none of the potentially vulnerable information includes credit card data.
So what could the leak include? It depends on where you are in the world and how you use Capcom products. For example, here in North America, there are 14,000 Capcom Store customers whose names, birthdays, and email addresses may have been leaked, while there are approximately 134,000 Customer Service customers in Japan with their names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses leaked. . It is possible that there were 4,000 “Esports Operations Site members” in North America whose names, emails, and gender information were also leaked.
This is where the investigation stands as of today, as Capcom is still investigating the matter. Capcom says it will contact users whose information has been compromised as it is verifying who was affected, although it notes that the investigation and analysis for this breach took longer than usual because it was a ransomware attack. As the investigation continues, Capcom says it is safe to play its games online and access its websites.
So, for now, the extent of this data breach remains unknown, with the BBC Pointing Capcom’s statements on the matter indicate that it has not paid the ransom that these hackers requested. We’ll see what happens from here, so stay tuned for more information.