Capcom Victim of Ransomware Attack. Capcom, a Japanese development company with offices in Japan, the US, and Canada that designed Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, or Street Fighter. All of these games are victims of a ransomware attack.
Unfortunately, according to a recent disclosure, Capcom is the latest company to fall victim to a nasty ransomware attack.
Capcom’s disclosure reads in part as follows:
“Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020, some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers. The company confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2.”
Capcom revealed the Ragnar Locker attack exfiltrated more than a terabyte worth of sensitive and proprietary information. Worse, Ragnar Locker is demanding a staggering eleven million dollar ransom payment in Bitcoin.
The ransom note included a link to a password-protected web page containing a 24MB sample archive displaying a small fraction of the data hacked from the ransomware attack. The data consists of revenue forecasts, salary spreadsheets, NDAs, immigration forms, corporate communications, royalty reports, and more.
There is no indication as to if or how Capcom plans to respond to the ransom demand from the attack. Unfortunately, these hackers are notorious for promising to delete all stolen data once the ransom has been paid and then putting the information up for sale on the Dark Web anyway, which puts Capcom in a tricky position indeed.
In any event, there’s nothing for you to do about Capcom’s ransomware attack. The stolen information does not appear to include customer payment card information. However, if you’ve made purchases on the company’s website, it pays to keep a close watch on the payment card you used, out of an abundance of caution.