Hackers Demand $11 Million From Capcom
Japan-based video game giant Capcom has been hacked recently. According to the press release, the attackers using the ransomware demanded $ 11 million worth of Bitcoin to release various company related information.
Japanese game giant Capcom, the name behind popular game series such as Street Fighter, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil series, announced earlier this month that they were facing a major cybersecurity incident. The attackers reportedly demanded an $11 million ransom from the Japanese company in order not to share its confidential information.
The Japanese game giant, which reported approximately $ 900 million in revenue in 2019, also whetted the appetite of cyber pirates. In the statement made by the company, it was stated that as of November 2, 2020, some of the Capcom Group networks had problems affecting access to certain systems, including e-mail and file servers, this was due to unauthorized access by a third party and as of November 2, some operations of internal networks had stopped.
According to an independent security researcher, the hackers behind the attack seized about 2000 Capcom servers. In addition, the attackers also claim to have around 1TB of data, including financial statements, tax documents, personnel data, emails, chat files, and personal information of their customers. The hackers who posted screenshots of files and folders as evidence demanded $ 11 million worth of Bitcoin from the Japanese game giant.
Capcom, who ‘partially’ denied the hackers’ allegations, said in a press release that “there is no indication that any customer information has been breached.”