The Japanese company (similarly to Ubisoft and Crytek) was a victim of a ransomware attack, and many details got to the public.
Capcom announced in a statement that their employees’ personal information, sales reports, and other financial information were compromised in an attack (which happened on November 2), and possibly other types of private data held by them. The attacker is an organization called Ragnar Locker. It demanded ransom many because they encrypted data (60 GB was reportedly taken) on the company’s servers.
Until now, Capcom verified that the personal information of nine current and former employees were compromised on top of undisclosed sales reports and other financial information. Approximately the maximum of 350 thousand business partners, former employees, and customers may have been compromised, not to mention the personal information of up to 14 thousand current employees and related parties, and other unspecified confidential corporate information that may have been compromised. However, Capcom doesn’t know how much did Ragnar Locker take in the attack. The North American Capcom store’s customers names, email addresses and birth dates also got „out of hand,” but their credit card details are safe, Capcom says.
They alerted the Osaka police about the situation, and Capcom is now investigating to see the full scope of compromised information, while also taking measures to tighten the servers’ securities. The games and websites are safe, and those who got compromised will be contacted by the Japanese company.
What did get leaked, though? Well, the ransomware attacks seem to confirm that Capcom is planning yet another version of Resident Evil 4. No, we’re not talking about the rumoured remake in development at M-Two but a VR version for Oculus (Facebook). There’s also a multiplayer shooter in development, codenamed SHIELD (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Marvel?), aimed at streamers.
An Ace Attorney Collection is being prepared (English localization, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch), there are to projects, codenamed Reiwa (coming in May) and Guillotine (on the Switch in February), the source code of Devil May Cry 2 and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles might have been stolen, and via the leaks, we also learned that Google paid ten million dollars for having Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil: Village on Google Stadia. Sony also paid them five million to have Resident Evil 7 as a VR-exclusive on PlayStation 4, and the deal also included the demo and the DLC as timed exclusives.
Interestingly, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and Monster Hunter: Rise are reportedly getting a PC port each, even though these games were announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. The Japanese publisher is planning to launch as a former simultaneously on the Switch and PC in June with single-player, online co-op, and PvP modes. The post-launch updates would bring free new quests, as well as cosmetic microtransactions. The latter is coming in October on PC (the Switch version is still planned to arrive in March). There are some cross-over bonuses planned for having both games.
And finally, Resident Evil: Village, according to the leaks, would come in the next fiscal year, meaning it would not arrive by the end of March. Instead, it would come out in April, and not just on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC, but also PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There are also words about a new multiplayer Resident Evil, codenamed Project Highway/Village Online. It would be a battle royale.
Interesting, if all true, but, as the ResetEra forums claim, some of the information might be from as early as the start of 2018. Things might have changed since.
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