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Hackers Extort $11 Million from Japanese Gaming Giant

Capcom is currently consulting the police and other relevant agencies while conducting an investigation and taking steps to restore its systems.
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Japanese gaming giant Capcom discovered a security brench that that resulted in unauthorized access to files and systems.

news - Hackers Extort $11 Million from Japanese Gaming Giant

Starting in the early hours of November 2, 2020, several Capcom Group networks struggled to disrupt access to specific systems. Capcom’s risky data includes document files, passports, sales reports, bank statements, contracts, and several strategic information databases. The company has suspended some operations on its internal network since then.

A cybersecurity expert Pancak3lullz was able to analyze fragments of the malware’s code and notify Bleeping Computer that Capcom was affected by ransomware developed by a group called Ragnar Locker.

According to Pancak3lullz, Ragnar Locker could encrypt 2,000 devices on the Capcom network by asking for $ 11,000,000 in bitcoin to get the key to decrypt nearly two terabytes of information that is currently not available to Capcom.

Capcom is currently consulting the police and other relevant agencies while conducting an investigation and taking steps to restore its systems.

 

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