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a Bandai Namco Earlier this week suffered a ransomware hacker attack known as black cat. This Wednesday (13), the Japanese distributor responsible for elden ring Confirm the invasion It said it was looking into potential damage and leaks of sensitive data from players and other companies.
On Twitter, user Tweet embed A photo in which the BlackCat hacker group claimed to have the game publisher’s data to leak at any time.
It is worth noting that this profile is known about him Report multiple hacker attackslike the $Lapsus group that designed the hacks on Microsoft and Nvidia.
Another profile that usually spreads attacks, which is DarkFeed (@ido_cohen2)also identified the Bandai Namco hack.
Bandai Namco confirms hacking attack
In a statement sent to EurogamerBandai Namco confirmed that BlackCat members had hacked “the internal systems of several group companies in regions in Asia, with the exception of Japan.” Additionally, the company commented that:
“Once we confirmed the unauthorized access, we took steps such as blocking access to the servers to prevent the spread of harm. In addition, there is a possibility that customer information related to games and hobbies in Asian regions (except Japan) may be embedded on servers and computers. We are currently determining a case for Leakage and scope of damage and cause investigation.
We will continue to investigate the cause of this incident and will publish the results of the investigation as appropriate. We will also work with outside organizations to enhance group-wide security and take steps to prevent recidivism.
We offer our sincerest apologies to all concerned for any complications or concerns arising from this incident.”
Bandai Namco joins other hacking victims
Bandai Namco is another video game company victim of a hacker attack. Attackers such as the BlackCat group use ransomware To steal valuable data and information from your targets. Then the cybercriminals demand money so that the files are not leaked publicly.
It is worth noting that at the beginning of 2021, Red Projekt CD He was also attacked by hackers. The Polish company responsible for the franchise the magician e Cyberpunk 2077 movie His data was stolen by ransomware Hello kitty.
Not the end of 2020, to Capcom He was the victim of an invasion carried out through the ransomware known as Ragnar Locker. At that time, all internal and external networks of the production company were temporarily closed.
Some time after the attack on Capcom, important information about the company began to appear on the Internet, such as several versions that had not yet been announced, including Dragon Dogma 2.
Informative: Kotaku, Eurogamer.