Bandai Namco did not disclose the hacking group’s identity, but VX-underground suggested that the BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware gang was responsible for the attack.
The Japanese game publisher boasts of popular series including Ace Combat, Dark Souls, Elden Ring, Gundam, Pac-Man, Soulcalibur, and Tekken, among others.
Bandai Namco confirmed the cyber intrusion on July 3, 2022 and took measures to block access and prevent the ransomware from spreading.
However, the company anticipates "that customer information related to the Toys and Hobby Business in Asian regions (excluding Japan) was included in the servers and PCs" compromised in the ransomware attack.
Subsequently, the game publisher commenced an investigation aimed at "identifying the status about existence of leakage, scope of the damage."
In addition, Bandai Namco promised to continue to investigate the source of the ransomware attack, disclose the investigation results, work with external organizations to strengthen security throughout the company, and "take measures to prevent recurrence."
The publisher did not disclose the nature of information potentially stolen from its servers during the ransomware attack.
Full article can be found here https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/game-publisher-bandai-namco-confirms-a-suspected-blackcat-ransomware-attack/
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