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Japan – Koei Tecmo

Exploit: Spear Phishing
Koei Tecmo:  Videogame and Anime Studio

Risk to Small Business: 1.802 = Severe

Japanese game and media company Koei Tecmo experienced a data breach that impacted users of its European and American sites.  The company’s stable includes Hyrule Warriors, Nioh 2, Atelier Ryza, Dead or Alive, and others.  An unnamed threat actor claims to have stolen a forum database through Koei Tecmo’s European user portal with 65,000 users and implanted a web shell on the site for continuous access. The company confirmed that the breach only affected the forum and not any other parts of the site, and that no financial data was involved.

Individual Risk: 2.771 = Moderate

Users of the European and American potals to the company’s forums should be aware of potential phishing attempts or fraud using information from stolen forum user accounts.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: From the biggest companies to the smallest, phishing is a threat that doesn’t discriminate. It’s a beloved tool for cybercriminals because it works.