Sony’s system is suspected of being hacked, and multiple gangs claim responsibility
Recently, the ransomware group RansomedVC has ostentatiously claimed to have successfully infiltrated Sony’s systems, offering both its “data and access rights” for sale. Sony, in response, has articulated that they are currently investigating the veracity of these allegations and have chosen to abstain from further comment at this juncture.
“We have successfully [compromised] all of Sony systems,” read a note posted on RansomedVC’s onion leak site. “We wont ransom them! we will sell the data. due to Sony not wanting to pay,” proclaimed RansomedVC in a statement on their TOR-based leak site.
RansomedVC avers to have purloined a substantial 260GB of Sony’s data, endeavoring to vend it for a staggering 2.5 million dollars. However, the sample data they have showcased is diminutive, a mere 2MB, encompassing a PowerPoint presentation, several Java source code files, screenshots of the Eclipse IDE, and an assortment of other assets — scarcely sufficient to bolster their assertions.
Adding a theatrical twist to the narrative, while RansomedVC boasts responsibility for the cyber onslaught, another hacker, dubbing himself “MajorNelson”, has emerged from the shadows, contending that he is the genuine malefactor behind this stratagem. He denounces RansomedVC’s mendacity, asserting, “You journalists are beguiled by the fabrications spun by these ransomware syndicates. It’s lamentable how gullible you’ve proven yourselves to be. RansomedVC are charlatans, merely endeavoring to bamboozle you while they covet notoriety.”
In a bid to lend credence to his claims, MajorNelson unveiled a more compelling compressed file on BreachForums, weighing in at 2.4GB. This cache reportedly comprises credentials for numerous internal systems and data pertinent to SonarQube, Creators Cloud, Sony’s certificates, device simulators for license generation, qasop security, and event response strategies, among others.