$11M BTC Demanded by Attackers from Capcom

November 11, 2020


Cyber attackers are allegedly demanding $11M in BTC in exchange from the Japanese gaming giant, Capcom, developer of well-known games like Street Fighter and Resident Evil for not leaking the illegally obtained private information to the public, CoinDesk Japan reported on Tuesday. The giant fell victim to an attack in early November.


Capcom stated that the group’s networks had fallen under ransomware in the early morning timings of November 2, in a press release on November 4. The attacks impacted several systems including file and email servers and there was no indication if any client’s data was sacrificed, the declaration stated. The firm is currently talking with local law enforcement on the investigation into the attack.


On Tuesday, Nikkei Japan announced that a gathering calling itself RAGNAR LOCKER had prevailed with regards to downloading 1 terabyte of private information from Capcom, including personal data of representatives and clients for Nov 9. As an end-result of not releasing the data, the attackers are apparently mentioning that the organization contacts the association by 8:00 AM (Japan time) on Nov 11. 


Asahi’s TV news program Hodo Station said on Nov. 10 that cybercriminals might be requesting Capcom pay a payoff of 1.1 billion yen ($11 million) in Bitcoin, CoinDesk Japan detailed. 


Japanese media association Asahi Shimbun additionally investigated Nov. 9 that a portion of Capcom’s inward workers and PCs were tainted with ransomware, and certain organization activities were incidentally suspended. At the point when an organization is contaminated with ransomware, client access is limited.


Cyberattackers asking for Bitcoin in ransomware continues to be an issue in 2020, as the New Zealand stock exchange and high-profile Twitter users fell as victims this year. Japan’s government and schools fell under an attack from extortionists demanding BTC, threatening violent attacks. Similar reports have been seen earlier in Austria.

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