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Ransomware Group Claims Breach of Sony Interactive Entertainment | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


A ransomware group known as Ransomed.vc has announced that it has successfully breached Sony Interactive Entertainment and is threatening to sell the stolen data. Although these claims have not been verified, Cyber Security Connect reports that Ransomed.vc has targeted multiple victims since its emergence last month.

Ransomed.vc has posted some proof-of-hack data as evidence, including screenshots of an internal login page, an internal PowerPoint presentation, Java files, and a file tree containing fewer than 6,000 files. The group has set a potential post date of September 28, after which they will publish the data wholesale if no one purchases it.

According to sources, Ransomed.vc is both a ransomware operator and a ransomware-as-a-service organization. The group claims to provide a secure solution for addressing data security vulnerabilities and operates in compliance with GDPR and Data Privacy Laws. Failure to receive payment may result in a report of a Data Privacy Law violation to the GDPR agency.

Most members of the Ransomed.vc group operate from Ukraine and Russia. Videogames Chronicle reached out to Sony for comment on the situation but has not yet received a response.

This incident is not the first time Sony has suffered a major breach. In 2011, the PlayStation Network was hacked, compromising the personal details of approximately 77 million accounts. Sony estimated that the hack would cost them over $100 million and had to apologize to users and developers affectedthe disruption of gaming services.

Despite these challenges, Sony remains committed to providing an entertaining and secure PlayStation experience.

Sources: Cyber Security Connect, Videogames Chronicle

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