Update: Sony Investigating After Hackers Offer to Sell Stolen Data
Sony has launched an investigation after a cybercrime group claimed to have compromised the company’s systems, offering to sell stolen data. A representative of the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant told SecurityWeek that it’s currently investigating the situation and has no further comments at this time. The probe was launched after a relatively new ransomware group named RansomedVC listed Sony on its Tor-based website, claiming to have compromised all Sony systems. “We won’t ransom them,” the hackers said. “We will sell the data due to Sony not wanting to pay. Data is for sale.” The cybercriminals have provided several files in an effort to demonstrate their claims, including some Java files and screenshots apparently showing access to source code and applications associated with Sony’s Creators Cloud media production solution. One leaked file, a PowerPoint slideshow, is marked ‘confidential’ and appears to be from Sony’s quality department, but it’s dated 2017. A majority of the leaked files seem to originate from servers associated with Creators Cloud and the hackers have not provided evidence that all Sony systems have been compromised.