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A RUSSIAN cybercrime group is claiming to have hacked all of Sony’s systems including those associated with PlayStation.

The gang says it’s holding customer data for ransom.

Sony is said to be investigating the claimsCredit: Getty

Australian website Cyber Security Connect first reported on the alleged breach.

It revealed how a Russian-based group called had posted about the ransomware attack.

The group reportedly revealed: “We have successfully compromissed [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 hackers are said to have posted some screenshots as proof of the hack.

The experts at Cyber Security Connect described these as “not particularly compelling information.”

It claims to have around 6,000 compromised files in total.

Sony is said to be investigating the claims.

The tech giant said: “We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”

All the stolen data is reportedly in Japanese.

The hackers are threatening to post it online if their demands are not met by September 28.

No requested ransom amount has been revealed publicly.

They allegedly gave Sony contact details to reach out to them.

It remains unclear whether the hack is legitimate.

The last major Sony hack occurred in 2011 and saw the data of 77 million users compromised.


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