All Sony systems including PlayStations have been hacked, group claims
All Sony systems including PlayStations have been hacked, new ransomware gang claims and threatens to sell stolen data
- A hacker group believed to operating out of Russia is claiming to have stolen data belonging to Sony customers and are holding it to ransom
A hacker gang has claimed that it has breached Sony’s security systems and stolen data, the group is now offering to sell the data to the highest bidder.
Sony did not confirm the breach in a statement but said that it is investigating the claims.
‘We have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems,” Ransomed.vc claimed on both on the clear and dark nets, as reported by Cyber Security Connect. “We won’t ransom them! We will sell the data. Due to Sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE,’ the group Ransomed.vc said in a statement.
The alleged breach was first reported by Australian site Cyber Security Connect.
The Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc has posted a power point presentation online showing how the hacking was done, including screenshots of a login page and screenshots of files.
A hacker group believed to operating out of Russia is claiming to have stolen data belonging to Sony customers and are holding it to ransom
So far Sony has not confirmed the breach but said in a statement that it is investigating claims
The group said they are in possession of 6,000 files, which is described as ‘small’ compared to ‘all of Sony’s systems.’
‘We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time,’ Sony’s press release read.
The Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc has threatened to post the information it has harvested online on September 28 if they are not paid. The warning gives Sony contact details for the group.
The stolen data is reported to be in Japanese.
In a bizarre element to the alleged hack is that Ransomed.vc have said that it payment isn’t received, they will be obligated to report the breach to the European Union’s data privacy body.
The last major hacking of Sony’s system occurred in 2011 when the data of 77 million users were compromised. As a result, the company took the PlayStation Network offline for a month.
Sony officials were even hauled before Congress in order to explain the breach while also being forced to pay compensation to victims.
Ransomed.vc has only been in existence since this month, Cyber Security reports.
While Video Games Chronicle reports that Ransomed.vc operates out of Russia and Ukraine.
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