By M. Konwar
Capcom confirmed that unauthorized access to the company's servers resulted in hackers gaining access to financial documents and personal information of former and current employees.
These are financial information, sales reports, names, signatures, addresses, and passport data. It also talks about the potential leakage of personal information of customers and shareholders, including names and addresses.
Separately, it is noted that the stolen data does not contain information about credit cards, since a third-party company is engaged in transactions. At the same time, due to the partial loss of information after the attack, Capcom cannot determine the exact amount of potentially compromised data.
Capcom has already begun contacting individuals whose information has been compromised and cooperating with law enforcement agencies, and has commissioned a third-party security team to investigate the incident to assess the damage and prevent a repeat of the attack.
Capcom has confirmed that a group of hackers called Ragnar Locker was behind the attack, who left the company a ransom message for the stolen data. Earlier, the media reported that the hackers demanded $11 million.
Capcom notes that users can securely connect to online games and access the company's websites. So far, this incident is expected to have only a marginal impact on Capcom's financial results for the current fiscal year.