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Japan – Capcom Inc. Ltd.

Exploit: Ransomware
Capcom Inc. Ltd.: Videogame Company

Risk to Small Business: 2.070 = Severe

Ragnar Locker ransomware is on the case again, this time in an incident at legendary Japanese game company Capcom. The gang claims to have scored 1TB of sensitive data from Capcom, including data from corporate networks in the US, Japan, and Canada. Industry sources report that Ragnar Locker claims to have encrypted 2,000 devices on Capcom’s networks and are demanding $11,000,000 in bitcoins for the key.

Individual Risk: No individual information was reported as impacted in this incident, although the extent and type of the stolen data is still unclear.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Even giant corporations can become victims of the humble phishing attack, and huge amounts of data like what was captured here help fuel the spear phishing attacks that often lead to ransomware events.