Has Sony fallen victim to another hack? After a group called Ransomed.vc made headlines yesterday, Sony came forward with its first statement.
Many gamers will remember the hacker attack on the PlayStation Network in 2011, which affected the data of 77 million accounts and also led to Sony taking the PlayStation Network servers offline for several weeks. Despite subsequent compensation, the reputational damage was enormous.
This makes you listen accordingly Announcement of a group called Ransomed.vc, which claims to have “all Sony systems compromised” and is seeking to sell the stolen data. If no buyer can be found, the loot will be released on September 28, 2023.
Sony speaks out and launches an investigation
While the group’s claim has not yet been verified, Sony has opened an investigation, the PS5 maker said in a statement IGN announced – but without revealing any further information.
“We are currently investigating the situation and cannot comment further at this time,” said the Sony spokesman.
The group in question is believed to operate primarily from Ukraine and Russia and has only been active for about a month, which, if the claim proves true, has resulted in quick success.
Cyber Security Connect reports that Ransomed.vc was actually able to provide evidence of the hack. These reportedly include screenshots of an internal login page, an internal PowerPoint presentation and a number of Java files.
Also included is a file tree of the entire leak, which appears to contain fewer than 6,000 files. Cyber Security Connect concluded that the data set was rather small, contrary to the claim that “all Sony systems” were compromised.
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It remains to be seen whether the alleged hack will result in a scenario similar to that in 2011. In the meantime, it shouldn’t hurt to update your personal safety barriers. How to set up two-step verification for PlayStation Network is described here.
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