FromSoftware parent company Kadokawa targeted by ransomware attack

by Danny Craig  · 
FromSoftware parent company Kadokawa targeted by ransomware attack

A ransomware group claims to have stolen more than a terabyte of sensitive data from Kadokawa, the owner of Elden Ring developer FromSoftware, and has threatened to release it if payment is not received by the end of the month.

The details:

  • Kadokawa confirmed that it had been hit by a "significant cyberattack" this week, which also targeted Japanese video-sharing site Niconico on June 8. The company stated that it is now considering "solutions and workarounds" for its systems, but did not confirm whether the attack directly affected FromSoftware.

  • The group responsible for the attack, Black Suit, has now posted a message on the deep web (via @FalconFeedsio), claiming that it has stolen 1.5TB of data from Kadokawa and will release it on July 1 if it does not receive adequate payment. According to the group, the data consists of “contracts, legal documents, user and employee information, business plans, project data, financial records, and other internal papers.”

  • Hackers have been an ongoing problem in the gaming industry, with Rockstar Games targeted in 2022, resulting in early gameplay of Grand Theft Auto VI being shared online. Insomniac Games was also targeted by a ransomware attack in late 2023, resulting in millions of files being shared online, including personal information and development plans.

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