Sony systems allegedly compromised by ransomware group

Sony ransomware

A ransomware group by the name of RansomedVC is claiming to have compromised all of Sony’s systems, following the announcement on its dark website.

Considered a relative newcomer in the scene, Cybersecurity Connect said that RansomedVC only started operating in September 2022. However, it is said to not be without pre-existing links to forums and groups.

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

While the group presents proof-of-hack information, the legitimacy of the data is being questioned. That is, despite the hacking group corroborating its claim with a file tree detailing the entire leak. Among the data presented are some less than 6000 files said to be “all of Sony systems.” They include “build log files,” HTML files, and a wide variety of Java resources.

RansomedVC did not leave a price for the data it was supposed to sell. However, the group left contact details where interested buyers could get in touch with them, including an email, Telegram, and Tox messaging service.

Sony, meanwhile, responded to the issue stating, “We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time”.