Capcom warns of potential ransomware impact

Video game developer Capcom, well known for series like Street Fighter and Resident Evil, has warned that gamers’ personal information could be affected by a recent ransomware attack against it. It also said that some of its financial information had also been stolen.

In a statement Capcom apologised and said that following the attack on 2nd November up to 350,000 customers could be affected but stated that credit card details were not involved.

The personal information lost included passwords, email addresses and phone numbers. To date, the only confirmed compromised information belonged to nine current or former employees. The full picture is unclear however, as the company’s logs were lost in the attack.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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