All Sony’s Data To Be Sold On Dark Web, Hackers Claim
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Update: Sony has launched an investigation into claims that Ransomware group Ransomed.vs has stolen data from “all Sony systems” with plans to sell it.
In a statement given to IGN, the company says it’s looking into the matter.
“We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”
Original: Sony may have fallen victim to a data breach once again. A ransomware group known as Ransomed.vc is claiming to have stolen data from “all Sony systems” and is threatening to sell it all on the dark web.
“We have successfully compromised [sic] all of Sony systems. We won’t ransom them! we will sell the data. due to Sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE,” the group posted online.
“WE ARE SELLING IT.”
Cyber Security Connect, the outlet to first report on the alleged data breach, says that the group has published a file tree of the leak. That said, it appears to have “less than 6,000 files”, which the outlet says is small for what Ransomed.vc claims to have taken. It’s also said that screenshots of internal presentations and Java files were also posted as proof of the breach.
No other information about what type of specific data the hackers have was mentioned. Nevertheless, the group is saying that if no one purchases the data by September 28, 2023, then it will likely begin publishing the information.
“No price is listed for the data, but Ransomed.vc has left contact details for the Tox messaging service, as well as Telegram and email details,” the report states.
Insider Gaming has reached out to multiple parties at Sony for comment on the reported data breach. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
What do you think of yet another alleged data hack at Sony’s expense that ransomed.vc says contains data from “all Sony systems”? Let us know in the comments below.