Japanese publishing giant Bandai Namco has reportedly been the victim of a ransomware attack.
This is according to a post on Twitter from vx-underground – which claims to be the largest collection of malware source code, samples and articles online – which believes that the ALPHV ransomware group managed to ransom the publisher Elden Ring.
These types of attacks usually involve a bad actor infiltrating a company’s network and then encrypting all information in an attempt to extort money from the owner.
“ALPHV ransomware group (also known as BlackCat ransomware group) claims to have ransom Bandai Namco.
Bandai Namco has yet to publicly comment on this news.
Bandai Namco is not the first game company to face this kind of attack. CD Projekt – which also works with Bandai Namco on The Witcher franchise and Cyberpunk 2077 – had its network hacked and hit by ransomware in February 2021. The source code for the company’s games was auctioned off soon after on the dark web.
PCGamesInsider.biz has reached out to Bandai Namco for comment.