Adnan Siddiqi reports that Koei Tecmo is investigating what may be a cyberattack. The firm reported:
KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (KOEI TECMO) reported on December 22, 2020 that the website operated by its UK subsidiary KOEI TECMO EUROPE LIMITED (KTE) possibly had some of the user information collected on its website leaked online.
. As of yesterday, they also reported:
1. Leaked information
Within the website operated by KTE, the “Forum” page and the registered user information (approximately 65,000 entries) has been determined to the data that may have been breached. The user data that may have been leaked through hacking is perceived to be the (optional) account names and related password (encrypted) and/or registered e-mail address.
The “Forum” does not contain any credit card information. In addition, at this point a breach of data has not taken place in any other sites or pages other than the “Forum”.
At this point, the perpetrator of the hacking has not yet been identified. The method and process are still under investigation, but it has been determined that the possibility of it being a ransomware attack is low. In addition, up to this point there are no confirmed demands or treats towards KOEI TECMO or KTE.
3. Measures being taken
At the same time as temporarily closing the KTE website, KOEI TECMO has taken the step to completely cut off KTE from its internal network.
Since the possibility of e-mail addresses being leaked has been confirmed, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), KOEI TECMO has reported to the GDPR the possibility of a breach of personal information. Simultaneously, KOEI TECMO and KTE are taking the steps to file a damage report to UK local law enforcement.
Source: Koie Tecmo Information