Sony Investigates Ransomed.vc Ransomware Attack
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Sony has announced it is looking into reports of a ransomware attack from the group Ransomed.vc, which has posted data from the company and is set to release more on September 28 unless a buyer swoops in.
“We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”
The incident brings back memories of the 2011 hack, which saw the personal info of 77 million Playstation Network users leaked on the internet. The attack caused the Playstation Network to be down for an entire month.
This is not the first time Sony has been the target of a ransomware attack.
In 2018, Sony Pictures was hit by a massive ransomware attack, which resulted in the leak of unreleased films and confidential data.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common, with hackers often targeting large corporations and demanding large sums of money in exchange for data. It is unclear how much money Ransomed.vc are requesting from Sony.
It is important for companies to have effective security systems in place to protect against ransomware attacks. Sony is yet to comment on the measures it has taken to prevent such an incident from occurring in the future.
At the time of writing, Sony has not provided any further updates on the incident.
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