Gaming Giant Capcom has been hit by a Cyberattack

Capcom promises that no customer information was compromised.

Gaming Giant Capcom has been hit by a Cyberattack
Image Credits: Capcom

Capcom, Japnese gaming company, the creator of multi-million-selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Darkstalkers, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Dino Crisis, Dead Rising, Sengoku Basara, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Monster Hunter, Breath of Fire, and Ace Attorney as well as games based on Disney animated properties.

The giant was hacked and reported unauthorized access to internal emails and files. Capcom claimed the attack took place in the early hours on 2nd of November.

“The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party, and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2. Capcom expressed its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its various stakeholders,” said in a statement.

“Further, it stated that at present there is no indication that any customer information was breached. This incident has not affected connections for playing the company’s games online or access to its various websites.”

However, precise details haven't been given out about what was the motive of the attack and what files have been affected but the released statements note that no customer information was leaked.

“Presently, Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems,” the statement added.

“The company will continue to offer relevant updates as the facts become clear, via its websites and other means.”

Capcom is currently unavailable to clear requests for documents or inquiries on its website due to "network issues" the giant suffered on Monday.

This isn't the first time when a gaming company such as Capcom has witnessed a Cyber-attack. In fact, according to a report by Akamai, in the course of two years between July 2018 to June 2020, Gaming companies have suffered 152 million web application attacks and 10 billion credential stuffing attempts.