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Ransomware Group Claims to Have Breached 'All of Sony Systems'

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William D’Angelo
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Ransomware group Ransomed.vc claims it has successfully breached Sony and is looking to sell the data they have stolen, according to a report by Cyber Security Connect.

“Sony Group Corporation, formerly Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, and Sony Corporation, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan,” said Ransomed.vc.

“We have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems,” claims the group. “We wont ransom them! we will sell the data. due to sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE. WE ARE SELLING IT.”

Ransomware Group Claims to Have Breached 'All of Sony Systems'

Ransomed.vc did include some proof-of-hack data, however, Cyber Security Connect says it is “not particularly compelling information on the face of things.” The proof includes “screenshots of an internal log-in page, an internal PowerPoint presentation outlining testbench details, and a number of Java files.”

The ransomware group has also posted a file free of the entire leak that looks to have less than 6,000 files, which could be small to be for “all of Sony systems.”

The group has listed a “post date” of September 28. If no one purchases the data by this time the group will publish the data wholesale.

Sony has yet to make any mention of a possible hack.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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