Bandai Namco confirms cyberattack after BlackCat ransomware threat

Bandai Namco has confirmed a cyberattack that may have led to the theft of customer data. Bandai Namco’s disclosure follows an announcement by the BlackCat ransomware gang, which claims to have breached Bandai Namco while stealing corporate data in the process.

Bandai Namco is a Japanese publisher of popular games such as Elden Ring, Dark Souls, Pac-Man, Tekken, Gundan, Soulcalibur and many more.

“On July 3, 2022, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. confirmed that it experienced unauthorized access by third party to the internal systems of several Group companies in Asian regions (excluding Japan). After we confirmed the unauthorized access, we have taken measures such as blocking access to the servers to prevent the damage from spreading. In addition, there is a possibility that customer information related to the Toys and Hobby Business in Asian regions (excluding Japan) was included in the servers and PCs, and we are currently identifying the status about existence of leakage, scope of the damage and investigating the cause,” Bandai Namco said.

Bandai Namco gave no technical details about the attack but said an investigation was underway into the cause of the incident.

While BlackCat has not yet released the allegedly stolen data from Bandai Namco, investigators believe the gang will now release the stolen data as the company has confirmed the attack.

The sources for this piece include an article in BleepingComputer.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
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