Capcom hit by a massive cyberattack: report
Capcom, one of the world's biggest game development studios was recently hit by a massive cyber attack. According to reports, the hack could have exposed personal data of almost 3,50,000 people.
Potential compromised personal data from Capcom's servers includes names, addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, passport info, “HR information,” and more. People in the regions of Japan and North America were targeted in the cyber attack.
Capcom had shut down its systems on November 02
In a release, Capcom announced that they had shut down their systems earlier in November to investigate potential security threats to their users' information.
They also stated that some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers. The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party, and that it had halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2.
This incident has not affected connections for playing the company's games online or access to its various websites. Capcom's biggest upcoming project is the highly anticipated Resident Evil Village, which has also been compromised to some extent owing to the cyber attack.
Presently, Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems. The gaming company also confirmed that no online services have been affected yet.
As for data which was compromised, Capcom has stated that there is no indication that any customer information was breached, but it is too early to say.