Capcom says last year’s ransomware attack exploited an ‘old VPN’ that had been kept online due to Covid-19

Capcom says last year's ransomware attack exploited an 'old VPN' that had been kept online due to Covid-19

In November 2020, Capcom announced that it had been hit by a ransomware attack: Hackers had infiltrated the company’s servers, encrypted data on its devices, and claimed to have downloaded over 1TB of data. According to one malware researcher at the time, the hackers also left behind a demand for $11 million in Bitcoin in exchange for the encryption key.

In its final report on the matter, released today, Capcom denied that any specific ransom demand had been made, and said that it was never actually in contact with the hackers.

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