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Bandai Namco confirms, the company has been the victim of a cyber attack


It appeared that Bandai Namco had been the victim of a ransomware. Until now, this had yet to be confirmed. Now it is done.

A short time ago, the collective Vx-underground reported that Bandai Namco might have been the target of a computer attack. And, right after, a list that was supposed to be compromising circulated on the Web. But while this was an opportunistic joke, it is no less true that the company did suffer an unwanted intrusion into its network. This is what the company has confirmed in its press release.

An attack that dates back to July 3

If it was mentioned just recently, the cyber attack that the publisher of Elden Ring and Tekkenamong others, actually dates back to the very beginning of this month of July (the July 3 more precisely). And, as stated, this only concerns the Asian branch of the company.

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Only, there is no connection whatsoever with our favorite field: video games. And so, logically, there is no chance that gamers will see their data end up in the wrong hands. And, the same goes for the supposed leaks that are circulating here and there.

Actually, it’s all the activities that fall under the category of Toys and Hobbies that have been affected. In this case, some customer files appear to have been effectively seized, thus running the risk of being disclosed if the person (or persons) who seized them do not get what they want.

Bandai Namco still trying to determine how far the damage extends. Affirming, among other things, its willingness to take the necessary measures to prevent such a situation from happening again, here is exactly what the company said:

On July 3, 2022, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. confirmed that it experienced unauthorized access by a third party to the internal systems of several group companies in the Asian regions (excluding Japan).

After confirming the unauthorized access, we have taken measures such as blocking access to the servers to prevent the damage from spreading. In addition, it is possible that information related to business customers in Asian regions (except Japan) was included in the servers and PCs, and we are currently identifying the status of the existence of the leak, the extent of the damage, and investigating the cause.

We will continue to investigate the cause of this incident and will disclose the results of the investigation as appropriate. We will also work with external organizations to strengthen safety throughout the group and take steps to prevent a recurrence.

We sincerely apologize to everyone involved for any complications or concerns caused by this incident.

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