game news Bandai Namco: Elden Ring Publisher Confirms Under Attack!
Yesterday, we told you that according to several sources, Japanese publisher Bandai Namco was the victim of a computer attack, claimed by the ALPHV (Black Cat) ransomware group. However, we have been waiting for a confirmation or at least a call from Bandai Namco.
Bandai Namco confirms she was attacked
Yesterday’s information came from Vx-underground a A database that collects source codes and documents related to malware. It has a reputation for being reliable, especially after relaying the attack on Microsoft, Ubisoft, or even Stadia several months ago, Vx-underground points out. The ALPHV group claimed to have attacked Bandai Namco and demanded a ransom In exchange for opening access to files. However, despite everything, we didn’t know exactly what had been attacked, especially since then Bandai Namco did not contact us about the matter yesterday.. The answers were provided today by the publisher who confirmed it was attacked July 3 the last.
On July 3, 2022, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. It witnessed unauthorized third party access to the internal systems of many group companies in Asian regions (except Japan). After confirming the unauthorized access, we have taken measures such as blocking access to the servers to prevent further damage.
Video game branches will not be affected
The systems of many of the group’s subsidiaries have been targeted, and They are all located in Asia but outside Japan. The group immediately took action to prevent further spread of concerns. but, Bandai Namco’s video game departments will not be affected. The publisher indicates that only Asian branches of games and hobbies, which sells and distributes derivative products as well as games, which are separated from digital activities, may be affected. Unlike gaming and hobby clients, Therefore, the personal information of the players will not be hackedAt this time, we can consider any information leaks to be false.
In addition, it is possible that information about gaming and hobby trading customers in Asian regions (excluding Japan) has been embedded in servers and computers, and we are currently in the process of determining the state of the leak, the extent of the damage, and investigating the cause.
Also referred to Bandai Namco The internal investigation into this attack is continuing but don’t talk Not at all about a possible ransom request.
We will continue to investigate the cause of this incident and will publish the results of the investigation as appropriate. We will also work with outside organizations to enhance security across the group and take measures to prevent this from happening again. We sincerely apologize to all concerned for any complications or concerns arising from this incident.