Hacker Group ALPHV Ransomware Claims To Have Obtained Bandai’s Data Namco Elden Ring

Hacker Group ALPHV Ransomware Claims To Have Obtained Bandai’s Data Namco Elden Ring
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So far, they are not publicly available. The hacker attack on Bandai Namco was reported by the ALPHV or BlackCat group. She will “merge” the internal files of the publisher shortly, but the exact timing is not specified.

No Bandai Namco files are yet online, so it’s impossible to confirm the hacker group’s words right now.
Bandai Namco has not yet commented on the ALPHV statement, but the media have already reached out to her with questions.

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If the hack is confirmed, Bandai Namco will not be the first gaming company whose internal files are leaked. Previously, CD Projekt RED, Capcom, and EA faced the same when they stole the source codes of Cyberpunk 2077 and the Frostbite engine and planned for some of the upcoming releases.

Hackers claim to have successfully attacked publisher Elden Ring with a ransomware virus.

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The hacker group ALPHV encrypted Bandai Namco’s data with a particular virus, due to which the Elden Ring publisher lost access to its files. The portal Video Games Chronicles reported this.

Typically, encryption viruses are used by attackers for extortion. Hackers block victims from accessing their data and offer to recover it for a fee. Representatives of Bandai Namco have not yet commented on the ALPHV statement. In addition, confidential company data has not yet appeared in the public domain.

In March, the Lapsus$ hacker group stole over 190GB of sensitive information from Samsung’s servers. The archive included biometric data, the source code of some Samsung servers, information related to logging into company accounts, etc.

Japanese video game giant Bandai Namco has been allegedly attacked by ransomware by a group that calls itself ALPHV but is also known as Black Cat. Two malware groups reported the news, and Vx-underground first announced it with a photo of ALPHV’s dark web blog claiming the attack.