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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yah capcom might have my email but rest of info i used for them is fake. like alot other game sites, they get email rest of the stuff is fake though.

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Nice MHR is multiplatform. Imagine playing it on switch blergh thats awful.

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@sakaixx: Not that hard to imagine considering the best MH games are on handhelds.

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At this point I think it's safe to say that all of your information is out there in some fashion.

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@cj_topspin: That is true to a point, but it is not a defeatist attitude one should take. Identity theft is not the 'great' end all problem commercials make it out, and it is easier to protect yourself if you plan ahead. While this will not completely secure you, neither will it protect you from an asteroid. https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/111815/does-fdic-cover-identity-theft.asp The 'identity theft commercials' are more scare then factual.

Educate your kids and if you are just married both of you need to sit down and make financial plans. The 5 W's where, when, how, etc. Keep as much money in a bank savings, as possible not in checking, in investments over savings. So if your brother-in-law steals your bank card and racks up a ton of charges - your kinda screwed beyond beating his ass. Best to only keep just what you need to cover bills, as the fee to move money from checking to savings and vice versa, is hardly anything.

Things like Identity theft protection insurance or services really do not work and rarely help. Matter of fact Life Lock and Experion have been investigated by the FCC for failures and Experion even sold personal data to thieves. What does work is credit monitoring services that alert you and your bank when anyone tried to make purchases on your account that isn't you. Like trying to take out loans, open CC, big purchases, purchases far away, etc. Just these few lines of defense push identity thieves away from you and toward softer targets.

Check insurances either personal or home or sometimes at your bank for theft, of monetary value, even identity, and always file a police report, even for the smallest of errors. It takes surprisingly little time. Secure your mail, email, passwords, and phone etc. Every website that asks you for this information does not need to have it. If you are robbed of money from an account- insurance will pay for it, save for a lot of checking accounts. Don't do dumb stuff like leave your check book in your car, or take it to work, etc.

Use visa pre-paid charge cards with a fake identity, for really iffy purchases online, and not like mainstream stores. Do not give out your real Birth date, make one up. Rarely if ever give out your child's information if at all possible. Pay bills with auto -deduct if at all possible. Take out as little debt as you need. Stuff like, if you are paying contractors for home, auto, etc have your bank act as a go through and or use a credit card. Like set an account up for a contractor to replace your roof, with safe guards etc. Those you know and love are more likely to steal your identity then someone in another country.

if you are unlucky enough to have someone steal money through some form of identity theft, being able to identify it, mitigate it, and recover from it is the best safeguard. But again most people go through their lives just fine. Point is, you yourself compromise your identity everyday in myriads of ways, self accountability is important. Trust very few, but most importantly go about your day, you need to interact with companies and government constantly to enjoy what we call civilization. Do not stress about it, that does little, and can be more harmful then the actual threat.

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"at least 16,415 people had their personal information compromised by the hack, though the true number could be up to 350,000."

Wow, that's quite the spread there. The fact that this is what we're hearing tells me one of two things; Capcom is not being completely forthcoming about this, or they have a serious issue with their systems that they can't even say with certainty how much data was actually compromised.

Not a good look either way.

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Well... that isn't good.

Who could be trying to... wait a sec...

UMBRELLA!!!

-IT'S ALL HAPPENING... NINJA APPROVED-

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