Massive Ransomware Hack Hits FromSoftware Parent Company
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Massive Ransomware Hack Hits FromSoftware Parent Company

Jun 27, 2024 5:53 PM

Kadokawa Group, the parent company of Elden Ring developer FromSoftware, has been hit by a significant cyberattack. The ransomware group responsible claims to have downloaded confidential information, including personal data of employees. One of the most affected services is the popular Japanese video-sharing site Niconico, which has been suspended since June 8. Kadokawa Group is currently collaborating with external organizations to assess the damage and formulate solutions.

How has the Kadokawa Group cyberattack impacted FromSoftware and Elden Ring?

The specific impact on FromSoftware and Elden Ring remains unclear as Kadokawa Group has not provided details. IGN has reached out to FromSoftware for more information and awaits a response.

FromSoftware, renowned for its challenging and atmospheric games like Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Demon's Souls, gained significant mainstream success with the release of Elden Ring. This action RPG, co-created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, has garnered widespread acclaim for its intricate world-building and challenging gameplay. The game has solidified FromSoftware's reputation as a leading developer in the genre.

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