‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack

‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack

Posted November 16, 2020

‘Resident Evil’ game maker Capcom confirms data breach after ransomware attack

  • The company said data on as many as 350,000 customers may have been stolen, including names, addresses, phone numbers and, in some cases, dates of birth. Capcom said the hackers also stole its own internal financial data and human resources files on current and former employees, which included names, addresses, dates of birth and photos.
  • The attackers also took “confidential corporate information,” the company said, including documents on business partners, sales and development.
  • The video games maker was hit by the Ragnar Locker ransomware on November 2, prompting the company to shut down its network.
  • Ragnar Locker is a data-stealing ransomware, which exfiltrates data from a victim before encrypting its network, and then threatens to publish the stolen files unless a ransom is paid.
    • In doing so, ransomware groups can still demand a company pays the ransom even if the victim restores their files and systems from backups.

– Zack Whittaker | November 16, 2020