According to announcements today, Japanese game company Bandai Namco has been attacked by hackers and they are investigating the damage the company suffered after this hack.
On July 3, an unauthorized hacking operation breached the internal systems of several group companies in the Asia region. After the attack, the game maker took steps to block access to prevent damage. This is yet to be determined as the scope is still under investigation.
Bandai Namco confirmed that the internal systems of some of the company’s group companies in the Asia region (excluding Japan) were accessed by an unauthorized third party.
“After confirming this unauthorized access, we took several measures, such as blocking access to the server, to prevent the loss from escalating. In addition, customer information related to the toy and hobby business in the Asia region (excluding Japan) may be entered into servers and personal computers and we are currently determining whether leak or not, the extent of the damage, and investigate the cause,” the company said in a statement.
The Company will continue to investigate the cause of this incident and will disclose the findings as appropriate. They will also work with external agencies to increase security across the group and take steps to prevent incidents from recurring.
“We express our sincerest apologies to all involved for any complications or concerns caused by this incident,” the company said.
Bandai Namco is just one of many video game publishers that have been hacked in recent times. CD Projekt Red, the distributor of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 series, was also attacked last year, but the unit did not give in to the hacker’s request, leading to the source code of many projects being shared. online.
A few days ago, the hacker group ALPHV, also known as BlackCat, claimed to have successfully implemented a ransomware on Bandai Namco related to video games like Elden Ring, Tekken or Pac-Man, among many others and many branches.
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