Capcom Hack Compromised The Personal Data Of At Least 16,415 People

In an update, the Japanese publisher confirmed that the amount of personal data mined from its November data breach was far higher than initially thought.

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The much-publicized data breach that Capcom suffered back in early November has resulted in a major headache for the company. Now, Capcom has confirmed that at least 16,415 people had their personal information compromised by the hack, though the true number could be up to 350,000.

This is a drastic increase from Capcom's initial statement on the matter, when the company said that only nine people had had their information accessed, all current or former employees. However, the company did indicate at that time that the number could be much higher, and it seems that's unfortunately the case. Capcom has repeatedly emphasized that no credit card information was obtained in the breach.

Generally, Capcom said that the hack didn't affect game servers or payment systems, meaning that the hack only affected business partners, former employees, and current staff. The hack mostly targeted financial data, such as the sales numbers for popular games, but uncovered quite a bit of the company's future plans as well.

"Capcom would once again like to reiterate its deepest apologies for any complications or concerns caused by this incident," a portion of a statement released by the company reads. "As a company that handles digital content, it is regarding this incident with the utmost seriousness."

The hack also revealed quite a bit of information about Capcom's upcoming games, which was posted on popular gaming forums like ResetEra. That news included the release date of the highly-anticipated Resident Evil Village, which is said to be April 2021. The leak also stated that Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise will come to other platforms in October 2021, and that Great Ace Attorney 1 and 2 will be released in the West this July. The Great Ace Attorney series is a spin-off of the Phoenix Wright series based in Meiji-era Japan.

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