Sony has suffered a ransomware attack and important data is in the possession of a group of hackers. Soon they will sell it on the dark web, due to the company’s decision not to pay for them.
Behind it all is the Ransomed.vc group, which has been operating since September, reports the special portal Cyber Security Connect.
Sony Group Corporation, formerly Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation and Sony Corporation, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. We have successfully compromised all Sony systems,” the hackers wrote on their leak sites.
“We will sell the data, because Sony does not want to pay. The data is for sale,” they further threatened.
According to Cyber Security Connect, Ransomed.vc published a file tree of the entire leak, which contains about 6 thousand files, so it is thought that without hacking “all the Sony system.”
Screenshots of an internal login page, an internal Power Point presentation with testbed details, and Java files can be seen as evidence shown to cybercriminals.
Sony indicated, in statements to IGN, that it is “reviewing the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”
Ransomed.vc includes a “publication date” for the data, for this September 28. If no one buys them, the hackers will release them for free, giving access to many people to manipulate them.
CyberSecurity Connect states that cybercriminals are ransomware operators in their own right, as well as a ransomware-as-a-service organization.
It is described as “a secure solution to address data security vulnerabilities within companies.”
How will it all end? How many people could be affected if all the Sony data were published?