Latest Cyber Attacks On Game-Makers

The Japanese video game-maker Capcom has said its computer systems were hacked in just the latest cyber-attack to hit the games industry.  Capcom is the maker of such well-known video games as Resident Evil, Mega Man, and Street Fighter.  Hackers gained unauthorised access to file and email servers and Capcom says some of its internal networks had to be suspended "due to unauthorised access".  

The attack does not appear to have affected players’ online access to the firm’s video games and websites the company say there no sign that customer information had been accessed "at present".

Capcom released a statement saying:‘Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020 some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers... The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorised access carried out by a third party, and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks on November 2. 

Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems. The company will continue to offer relevant updates as the facts become clear, via its websites.

This is the latest in a series of recent high-profile leaks and hacks of companies in the gaming industry.

Recently a reports said that Ubisoft's game about hacking, 'Watch Dogs: Legion', may have been hacked, with its source code stolen and reportedly leaked online. The same hacker group also claims to have accessed the developer Crytek's internal information. These security breach that saw stolen files posted on the Dark Web. These hacks appear to have been the work of a ransomware gang calling itself Egregor, whose malware is said to be closely related to another family of ransomware known as Sekhmet.

Capcom noticed the attack after its internal networks began to have issues that affected company email and the servers where it stores its files and has xpressed "its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its various stakeholders."

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