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Capcom were hacked, but customer info seems safe

Best change any passwords, just in case

The makers of Street Fighter and Resident Evil have reported that a ne'er-do-well got access to their computer systems this week. That's bad. Luckily for us, they say they've found no hint that the unknown baddie got into customer data. That's good. Though I'll be changing the password of any Capcom account I have, just in case. And this happening so soon after hackers reportedly leaked Watch Dogs: Legion's source code does make me wonder if a dramatic twist will follow.

"Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020 some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers," Capcom announced yesterday. "The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party, and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2."

But they do say "there is no indication that any customer information was breached", nor has it "affected connections for playing the company's games online or access to its various websites." So things should continue as normal for us. Assuming the intrusion didn't get deeper than they think. Best be safe and refresh those passwords.

Capcom say they're still investigating and are working with The Man.

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