Sony launches investigation after ransomware group claims to have breached company’s systems


Sony has said it has launched an investigation after a ransomware group claimed to have breached the company’s systems.

Cyber ​​Security Connect reported that a ransomware group calling itself Ransomed.vc claimed to have broken into Sony Group and threatened to sell the stolen data.

“We have successfully reached an agreement [sic] As reported by Cyber ​​Security Connect, Ransomed.vc has claimed, on both the clear and dark net, all Sony systems. “We will not ransom them! We will sell data. Due to Sony’s unwillingness to pay. Data is for sale.”

Although the claims are unverified at this stage, Cyber ​​Security Connect said that Ransomed.vc has posted proof-of-hack data that includes screenshots of an internal log-in page, an internal PowerPoint presentation containing test bench details, and several Java files. Are. There’s also a file tree of the entire leak, which appears to contain less than 6,000 files. Cyber ​​Security Connect described this cache of data as “small” relative to the claimed cache of “all Sony systems”.

Ransomed.vc threatened to post the data on September 28 if no buyer was found in advance.

In a statement released to IGN, Sony said: “We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”

The news brings back memories of the costly PlayStation Network hack of 2011, which saw personal details of 77 million accounts accessed. PSN remained offline for nearly a month, disrupting game launches and customer services.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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