Capcom Security Breach worse than previously thought. More insights are now coming in about the massive attack on Capcom last year. Read more to know all the latest details regarding this incident.
Back in November 2020, Capcom, the Japanese Video Game developer and publisher was hacked. Initially Capcom said that personal information, sales reports and other financial data, and information on upcoming game releases was hacked by a group titled Ragnar Locker.
Initially, Capcom suggested that personal data of only nine current and former employees had been accessed. However, the maintained a maximum of 350,000 people, which includes business partners, former employees and customers, may have been affected.
However, in its 3rd and most recent update about the incident, Capcom announced that at least 16,415 people’s personal data may have been compromised. This includes 3,248 business partners, 9,164 former employees and 3,995 current employees. Another part they have put out is the number of potential people affected by this is up to 390,000.
What now for Capcom?
Capcom says that only names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses and HR information have been compromised. As all the credit card transactions are taken care of by a third-party, no information about that has been hacked. Capcom does not store this information internally as well, which is a huge sigh of relief.
Another tangent is the online game-play. Capcom assures that there are no problems with game functionality, and it is safe to purchase & play games on the internet.
Right now, Capcom is confirming those who have been attacked and are attempting to contact them. They are also assuring that the internal systems have recovered from this attack, and business operations have gone back to normal.
Capcom is also currently working with authorities to investigate the greater impact, and is also strengthening their security.