At the start of November, it was revealed that Capcom had been subject to a security breach with unauthorized access to their system. In a press release today, the game giants have revealed that the breach was, in fact, a ransomware attack and quite a nasty one at that.
While the entire extent of the attack has not yet been confirmed, Capcom is said to be worried that up to 350,000 items of personal information regarding customers, business partners, employees, and applicants have been stolen. This information could include names, addresses, phone numbers, and even photographs of individuals.
Thankfully, none of the data will contain credit card details as all online transactions are handled by a third party, meaning Capcom does not hold it.
The attack itself was reported to the Osaka police after ransom money was demanded. Capcom has since apologized to anyone who may have been affected and their stakeholders.
As well as personal information, it seems as though plenty of information regarding Capcom themselves has been compromised if recent leaks are anything to go by. The leaks have (potentially) revealed that an Ace Attorney collection would be coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch, Resident Evil 4 will be coming to the Oculus VR. At the same time, two Monster Hunter games will make their way over to PC.
The bigger “news” is that Resident Evil Village could be coming to PS4 and Stadia, with a planned April 2021 release, as well as a new multiplayer shooter codenamed Shield, that could be on the way.
As always, these are rumors until Capcom makes them official, so take them with a pinch of salt; however, with Capcom allegedly not paying the ransom money, there could well be more data leaked shortly.
Let us know your thoughts about the Ransomware Attack in the comments. Do you think Capcom should pay up, or are they right to not be held to ransom?