In November 2020, Capcom announced it had been hit by a ransomware attack: hackers had infiltrated the company’s servers, encrypted data on its devices and claimed to have downloaded over 1 TB of data. According to a malware researcher At that time, the hackers also left a $ 11 million demand for Bitcoin in exchange for the encryption key.
In his Final report On the matter, which was released today, Capcom denied that any particular ransom note had been made, saying that it was never actually in contact with the hackers.
The report includes a schedule of events, from the initial detection of potential issues to now, and a slight decrease in the number of individual accounts confirmed as at risk: 15,640 instead of the 16,415 reported in January. This number is mainly composed of current and former employees, but also includes several thousand “business partners” who, according to Capcom, do not include customers.
There is also an explanation of how attackers were able to …