It looks like Sony has been hit with another huge data breach. This time, a hacker group called Ransomed.vc is responsible for the security breach, where around 6,000 internal company files have seemingly been swiped. The group, which is holding the data for ransom, claims that Sony refuses to pay and is now threatening to sell the data on the dark web – or begin publishing it online if no purchase is made by 28 September.
As reported by Cyber Security Connect, the ransomware group Ransomed.vc says it is intending to sell the breached Sony data on the dark web, though if no purchase is made by this Thursday, it will begin publishing the information online for the public. “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.
Cyber Security Connect was the first outlet to report on the data breach, claiming that the group published a file tree of the leak with “less than 6,000 files” which the outlet says is small for what Ransomed.vc claims to have taken from Sony. It’s said that internal presentations and Java files were also posted as proof of the breach, though its contents are unknown.
In 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network suffered a major security breach which compromised the personal details of nearly 77 million accounts. Sony swiftly shut down the service for 23 days to address the issue.
The latest data breach from Ransomed.vc claims to have internal presentations of the company, which could potentially outline future releases as well as unannounced projects still in development under numerous PlayStation first-party studios or third-party contracts, though it’s unclear exactly what information is in the ransomware group’s possession at the moment. We will keep you updated should more details become available.
In related news, Microsoft also suffered a leak of internal documents recently as part of its FTC court case to acquire Activision Blizzard. The internal documents, consisting of several confidental presentations and email exchanges between Microsoft executives, led to plenty of unannounced games being leaked including Bethesda’s upcoming plans for remasters of Oblivion and Fallout 3, as well as Microsoft’s plans for a revised disc-less Xbox Series X design and the next Xbox console. Phil Spencer has sinced addressed the leaked documents.
Source: Cyber Security Connect