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Street Fighter in combat against ransomware attack that compromises Capcom data

The Japanese developer, Capcom, who is most well known for making top rated video games including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Dead Rising and Monster Hunter, has announced it has been compromised by a ransomware attack.

Initial reports from the company highlighted an attack earlier in the month, beginning on November 2nd. However in a statement given today they have highlighted that as many as 350,000 customers may have had their personal data stolen. Included in the stolen data were names, addresses, phone numbers, and some dates of birth. It is also thought some personal data of shareholders and employees were lost in the attack.

A group called Ragnar Locker has claimed they are responsible for the attack. Along with the personal data, loss of source code of some of Capcom’s games and corporate secretive data was also stolen. This included upcoming releases, business plans, payment milestones and new projects, which were then leaked online.

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, with attacks becoming ever more sophisticated. Capcom also revealed that the attack was a customised ransomware attack, which slowed the progress of remediating and tracking the attack.

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