The Toei Animation ransomware attack hit the studio early March. It caused a series of delays, including the cancellation of several projects. Despite being able to resume production on some of its most beloved films, the hack continues to impact the company’s ability to create high-quality animated films. Even though the hack is still ongoing, Toei Animation has reported that most of its production has recovered from the attack. Luckily, this doesn’t mean the company has stopped producing animated films, and the production will continue on with its incredible 2022 slate.
According to the company’s official website, the hack occurred on March 6th. Several shows were affected by the attack, including One Piece, Dragon Ball, Digimon Ghost Game, and The Transformers. A few of the affected films have also been delayed. While the delay is still unclear, the hack caused many anime fans to lose their time. If the episode of One Piece is affected, there is a possibility that it will be delayed until the new season of the show.
In addition to releasing a new episode of the anime series, Toei Animation has also suspended sales on its official website, and is investigating whether or not any user information has been compromised. The company has also restricted outside access to its internal systems and shut down its online store temporarily. As of March 11, the company is still investigating the hack and is working with a security firm to identify the perpetrators and protect the interests of its fans.
The original Toei Animation hack appears to have been a ransomware virus, which locks down files until the attacker pays a ransom. However, it hasn’t disclosed the ransom amount and isn’t sharing that information either. However, it’s possible that the company will issue a statement on the situation at a later date. This will be the first update from Toei Animation since the hack.
While the specifics of the Toei Animation hack have not yet been publicly revealed, it is still a fascinating tale for 2022. The company has been commissioned by American studios in the past, including Marvel Productions in the 1980s and Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s. While the company’s employees aren’t involved in the creation or distribution of free software, it is possible to find free software that’s compatible with their systems.
Despite the fact that the hack did not affect the latest releases of One Piece, it did delay the release of an episode of Digimon. The episode, entitled Straw Hat Luffy – The Man Who Will Become the Pirate King, is scheduled to air on March 20. Crunchyroll is streaming the episode outside of Japan. This cyberattack has left fans frustrated, but it has fortunately not affected the most recent episodes.
Despite the fact that the shutdown has disrupted the production of several popular series, the hack did not stop the streaming of Dragon Quest. The 73rd episode was scheduled to air the day after the Toei Animation breach was revealed. However, the show has been forced to air reruns in the meantime. Digimon Ghost Game is also expected to return with episode 22 of 24 on April 17th.