More bad news for the Japanese publisher behind the scenes.
Capcom has become something of a leaky ship as a publisher over the last few years, more so than most other Japanese companies. Their Resident Evil franchise, for instance, has seen many high profile leaks. As an example, we now know the entire plot of the upcoming Resident Evil Village, and it doesn’t even have an official release date. However, it’s not all fun and games (no pun intended), and it seems the latest leak from the company is bigger than expected.
It was back in November of 2020 when it was reported that a massive data leak had happened in the company that essentially revealed their projected lineup for years to come, as well as included potential personal data for multiple employees and other parties. Well, as reported by VGC, it’s much worse than once thought. Capcom confirmed that 16,406 people have now been confirmed to have some of their personal information stolen, which as of last year was only at 9. The breakdown on that is 3,248 business partners, 3,994 employees and 9,164 former employees.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Capcom also stated that the potential amount of people who could have their information compromised is 390,000 people. That’s up from the predicted 40,000 last year. That includes Japanese customer support, the Capcom North American store and their Esports website.
The story has been ongoing since November, and the company has set up a direct line for Japanese individuals to call directly (0120-400161) and advising those in other regions to contact customer support if they have questions. We’ll keep you updated if more information comes out.