Capcom has been the victim of a cyber attack

Capcom has been the victim of a cyber attack

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has apparently been the victim of a hack.

In a release on its investor relations portal, the firm reported that on November 2nd, a third-party gained unauthorised access to its servers.

This hacker apparently interfered with some of the operations going on with Capcom's internal servers, too. The firm is working with local law enforcement to get to the bottom of the incident, but it has said that no customer information was leaked. There's no indication of what this third-party was looking for or what part of the company's infrastructure they were attempting to access. 

"Capcom expressed its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its various stakeholders," the company wrote.

"Further, it stated that at present there is no indication that any customer information was breached. This incident has not affected connections for playing the company’s games online or access to its various websites.

"Presently, Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems. The company will continue to offer relevant updates as the facts become clear, via its websites and other means."

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