A cyber attack on Capcom is believed to have been caused by a hacking group using the “Ragnar Locker” tool on purpose. This Capcom ransomware attack is believed to have resulted in more than 1 TB of confidential data being stolen.
Yesterday, Capcom quietly announced that they were attacked by a third party. At the time, Capcom was not clear who instigated the cyber attack or what could have been stolen, although it did mention that customer data was not likely to be affected. Now, new details have come to light, allegedly pinning the attack on a group using ransomware Ragnar Locker – and the hackers claim to have obtained a lot of confidential public information. ty.
What is reported stolen in the Capcom Ransomware attack?
BleepingComputer reports that security researcher панкак3 discovered the man behind the Capcom ransomware attack. According to research by панкак3, the attack was carried out through the use of ransomware Ragnar Locker and resulted in more than 1 TB of information being held hostage.
“We have PASSED your security perimeter and have access to every server on the Company Network at different offices located in Japan, USA, Canada.
So we have DOWNLOADed more than 1TB of your PRIVATE MUSIC Data total[…]”- Reported ransom request sent to Capcom
A “ransomware” is a type of malware that typically encrypts or captures data on digital devices in a way that is inaccessible if an attacker provides code to unlock it. While legitimate data backups can protect users from permanent loss of this data, it is still possible that personal information will be made public as a means of extortion. Put simply, victims have to pay a ransom or face the consequences of an attack that could include permanent data loss or publication of personal information.
According to the group’s ransom claim posted by BleepingComputer, the attack against Capcom included information about the contract, NDA, sales summary, other financial information, and personal information of customers and employees. . There was no mention of customer data; Personal information of “customers” may refer to companies that have hired Capcom for various jobs.
Sales data, in particular, seems to be quite comprehensive. The edited screenshot shows a spreadsheet that records units sold, number of rebates, sales tax collected, and total sales earned on a per-item basis. These numbers include individual game sales, community market game fees and DLC sales.
The hackers alleged in the Capcom ransomware attack are asking Capcom to pay them an unspecified fee to retrieve the data. If Capcom did not pay, the group threatened to sell the data through an auction or public disclosure. We’ve reached out to Capcom regarding the matter and will update this post as we receive a response.
How do you think the Capcom ransomware attack will be handled? Have you or someone you know been affected by ransomware? Let us know in the comments below!