What happened now? Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Bandai Namco was under attack by ransomware. The group that claimed responsibility, known in circles as BlackCat, listed Bandai Namco as a target on Monday, with the note “data coming soon.” The company has since confirmed rumors that it was recently attacked by hackers and continues to investigate the matter.

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“July 3, 2022 Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. confirmed that a third party experienced unauthorized access to the internal systems of several Group companies in Asian regions (excluding Japan),” the company said in a statement. statement issued by Eurogamer.

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The publisher added that it has since taken steps to block access to servers to prevent further attacks. Notably, Bandai Namco has not ruled out the possibility that customer information related to its toy and hobbies business in Asian regions has been compromised.

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Bandai Namco said it is still investigating the extent of the damage and will share new information as needed. The company also promised to work with external organizations to increase its security and take the necessary measures to prevent a recurrence of the incident.

Bandai Namco joins a growing list of video game companies that have been targeted in recent times. Capcom In late 2020, the company suffered a ransomware attack that compromised customer and corporate data. In early 2021, hackers got their hands on the source code and business documents from CD Project Red. A few months later, electronic arts was attacked, which led to the loss of the source code and much more.

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