Bandai Namco says “external leak” of personal information possible after July hack

Bandai Namco says “external leak” of personal information possible after July hack

Bandai Namco cannot rule out the possibility that personal information was taken as a result of the July 3rd hack.


Bandai Namco has released a new statement confirming the results of the investigation into the July hack of its internal servers. The Elden Ring publisher confirmed that it had been hacked in a statement posted on July 13.


“As a result of the subsequent investigation, it has become clear that the possibility of external leakage of information related to the Toys and Hobby Business in the Asian region (excluding Japan) cannot be denied,” Bandai Namco wrote in today’s statement. “While we have not confirmed any external leakage of information or such allegations related to the unauthorized access in question at this time, we will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

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Bandai Namco first confirmed that it had been hacked on July 13. The purpose of the hack appeared to focus on gaining access to Bandai Namco’s 2023 release schedule, which included information about Tekken 8 and the Elden Rings DLC. That information is rumored to have been leaked on the dark web to force Bandai Namco to negotiate with the hackers.

“As a result of investigating the details and extent of damage caused by unauthorized access, it has become clear that the possibility of external leakage of information cannot be denied for some files on the server,” the publisher added. “If you have confirmed information leakage and other matters related to the unauthorized access in question, please contact us at the following email address: [email protected]

“We deeply apologize to all involved for the significant concern and inconvenience this may cause. Any future matters and the like requiring disclosure will be announced without delay.”

Bandai Namco is not the only publisher under attack. 2K Games recently reported unauthorized access to its internal servers, and Rockstar recently had a partial version of GTA 6 leaked online. Indeed, a statement from ride-sharing app Uber admitted that it too had been hacked by the Laspus group along with Rockstar, and that it was cooperating with the FBI and DOJ in their investigation.

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