The recent ransomware attack on Capcom may have compromised the personal data of some 350,000 people, the company said. Information includes your name, address, date of birth, phone number, passport info, “HR information,” and more. That includes individuals throughout Japan and North America.
In a post on its website, Capcom said it shut down its systems on November 2 and began investigating. The company later confirmed, “a targeted attack against the company using ransomware, which destroyed and encrypted data on its servers” by an organization asking for a ransom. “Because the overall number of potentially compromised data cannot specifically be ascertained due to issues including some logs having been lost as a result of the attack, Capcom has listed the maximum number of items it has determined to potentially have been affected at the present time,” the company said.
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Capcom has confirmed that nine personal information of former and current employees had disclosed, while the fate of most of the information on customers and business partners is still in question. “Capcom will continue its investigation, beginning with contacting those individuals and other stakeholders whose information it has verified as having been compromised while continuing to look into what other information was potentially taken,” wrote the company. The risk data doesn’t contain any credit card information, Capcom insists.
The company said it would “endeavor to further strengthen its management structure while pursuing legal options regarding criminal acts such as unauthorized access of its networks.” Other leaked information for release dates on games like Resident Evil Village has also been reported as part of the hack. Capcom has not verified these details.