One of the World’s Biggest Anime Producers Suffers Major Data Leak

One of many world’s largest media and anime manufacturing corporations, Kadokawa, has now suffered a significant knowledge leak after the ransom calls for of a Russian hacker group, BlackSuit, didn’t be met on July 1, 2024.

By way of The Record and FNN, Kadokawa has suffered a significant leak of its knowledge following the expiry of the deadline set by the hacker group BlackSuit. BlackSuit claims to have 1.5 terabytes of knowledge associated to Kadokawa, which the group beforehand threatened to launch on July 1. Following the deadline expiration, knowledge alleged to return from the Kadokawa Group was made public, together with contracts for streamers who had labored with Kadokawa, knowledge on Dwango workers (Kadokawa subsidiary) and notably, data on schoolchildren who’re a part of the N Excessive College Group, one among Japan’s largest excessive colleges with practically 28,000 college students in attendance on campus and on-line. Kadokawa Dwango Academic Institute arrange the varsity in 2016.


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Kadokawa Apologizes for New Information Leak Following Russian Hacker Group Assault

Kadokawa instantly responded to the leak, issuing their “deep apologies for the good concern and inconvenience this has triggered to everybody concerned.” Kadokawa says it’s at the moment investigating the authenticity of the leak in collaboration with an exterior specialist group and expects the outcomes by the tip of July. Whereas customers of the favored Japanese streaming service Niconico had been inspired to vary their passwords, Kadokawa has assured customers that their bank card particulars haven’t been stolen. The corporate additionally issued a warning to keep away from accessing or downloading the leaked knowledge attributable to malware, including,”We’re at the moment investigating the contents of the group’s claims, however as dissemination of the above knowledge might infringe on private data and have severe repercussions, we ask that you just chorus from sharing it on SNS, and so forth.”

Kadokawa Is Considered one of Japan and the World’s Largest Anime Manufacturing Firms

Kadokawa is one among Japan’s greatest anime producers, proudly owning massive stakes in anime studios ENGI (Uzaki-chan Needs to Grasp Out!) and Kinema Citrus (Made in Abyss, My Glad Marriage, The Rising of the Defend Hero). The corporate can also be concerned within the manufacturing of quite a few anime variations of its manga and light-weight novel publishers, together with works from ASCII Media Works (Sword Artwork On-line), Enterbrain (Overlord), Fujimi Shobo (Excessive College DxD, Date A Stay) and Media Manufacturing unit (Re:Zero). Kadokawa’s involvement in such a variety of productions was cited as a pure cause for its new plans to establish a fully-owned anime studio, consolidating its IP in-house.


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One Piece and Dragon Ball’s Toei Animation Was Likewise Hit by a Ransomware Assault

Kadokawa is joined by fellow media conglomerate Toei in suffering recent ransomware attacks. In 2022, Toei, which produces One Piece and Dragon Ball, was pressured to air re-runs of its standard titles for as much as a month as a result of assault. The theatrical launch of Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero was additionally postponed in consequence.

Supply: The Record, FNN, Kadokawa via X (formerly Twitter)