Ransomed.vc, a relatively new ransomware group, has claimed to have successfully hacked Sony and compromised all of its systems. The group is threatening to sell the stolen data if Sony does not pay a ransom.
They posted proof-of-hack data on its site, including screenshots of an internal log-in page, an internal PowerPoint presentation, and a number of Java files. The group also posted a file tree of the entire leak, which appears to have less than 6,000 files. CyberSecurity Connect thinks it looks small for “all of Sony systems”.
Ransomed.vc has set a deadline of 28 September 2023 for Sony to pay a ransom or the group will publish the stolen data.
The potential hack of Sony is a reminder of the ever-present threat of ransomware attacks. Sony is a major global corporation with significant security resources, but it is still vulnerable to attack. Organizations of all sizes should be prepared to defend themselves against ransomware attacks by implementing strong security measures and having a plan in place in case they are hit.
If you are a Sony customer, you should be aware of the potential hack and take steps to protect your data. You can change your passwords for all Sony accounts and monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity.