Sony Begins Investigation After Ransomware Group Claims

The investigation begins after big claims from ransomware group.

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Sony has recently announced that it has launched an investigation after a ransomware group claimed to have hacked into the systems of the company yesterday.

Media outlet Cyber Security Connect reportedly yesterday that a ransomware group calling itself claimed to have breached Sony Group. It said that Sony did not want to pay so it was planning to sell the stolen data in the dark web.

“We have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems,” claimed on various platforms including Cyber Security Connect. “We won’t ransom them! We will sell the data. Due to Sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE.”

Cyber Security Connect did say that the claims are still unverified but did provide proof-of-hack data that includes screenshots of the internal log-in page, an internal PowerPoint presentation outlining test bench details, and a number of Java files. Aside from that, a file tree of the entire leak revealing less than 6,000 files.

The ransomware group is now threatening to make this data public on September 28, 2023 if no one buys from it first.

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

Since Sony has responded, the ransomware group’s claim has made the company notice. Remember, way back in 2011, there was a PlayStation Network hack that revealed personal details of 77 million accounts. PSN had to shut down for nearly a month, which disrupted game launches and customer services. This could happen again, so Sony is not taking any chances.