Super Hero takes a lot of damage
It looks like animation giant Toei Animation has finally discovered the source of the March 6 hack on their servers. According to the studio’s report, a company employee downloaded a piece of software from an external website that was tampered with and infected with ransomware.
According to Toei Animation, the program has been tampered with so it will simultaneously download a second program that is considered the entry point of the ransomware attack. The report clearly states that the company “confirmed” the unauthorized server access on March 6, meaning the hack could have happened before that.
As previously reported, Toei Animation was the victim of a server hack from outside sources. The hack caused a lot of delay anime weekly, such as One Piece, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, and Digimon Ghost Game. It also resulted in the much-anticipated Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero being delayed.
A ransomware attack is when a third party attacks an internal server and restricts access to some or all of its data in exchange for a ransom. In this case, it appears that Toei has lost access to important animation files related to the shows and movies mentioned above. Subsequent reports via Japanese channel NHK detail that Toei is still trying to “recover” from the hack. The use of the word “recovery” here seems to indicate that Toei has chosen not to pay any of the requested ransoms.
While many anime weekly’ is back then Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is arguably taking the most damage. Filming was delayed by almost two months as a result of the attack. In the company’s recent press release, Toei emphasized: “In the future, the Company plans to educate its employees to improve their knowledge of information security and strengthen response systems to prevent unauthorized access.”
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