Bandai Namco Is The Latest Victim of a Hack Attack by a Ransomware Group

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In a new report from the Entertainment News Website, IGN, it has been confirmed that the Video Game Publisher, Bandai Namco was the victim of a Hack Attack. In March, it was the Animation Studio, Toei Animation, was affected by a Ransomware Attack, which caused all anime production to be slowed down due to the internal systems not being fully operational and demanded a pay-off. In late April, they announced the results of the Ransomware Attack Investigation.

Bandai Namco was hacked by a ransomware group called ALPHV. The confirmation follows a report earlier this week from VCG that a group had successfully infiltrated Bandai Namco based on a post from vx-underground.

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“On July 3, 2022, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. confirmed that it experienced unauthorized access by the 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.”

Bandai Namco’s Statement to the VGC

Bandai Namco said there is also a chance “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 the existence of leakage, the scope of the damage, and investigating the cause.

They also offered their sincerest apologies. The company said they’re also looking into strengthening its security and taking measures to prevent it from happening again in the future.

What’s a Ransomware Attack? It is a type of malware meant to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. The hackers then demand money in exchange for their files.

Source: IGN

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