TechSony confirms it was hacked. Data of thousands of people has been leaked

Sony confirms it was hacked. Data of thousands of people has been leaked

PlayStation 5
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1:26 PM EDT, October 6, 2023

The worrying information about Sony's systems being hacked is confirmed. The Japanese corporation is dealing with a data leak of thousands of people, both former and current Sony employees.

At the end of September 2023, disturbing news swept the network. The hacker group RansomedVC announced that it had allegedly broken into all of Sony's systems and would not hesitate to sell illegally obtained materials. A specific date was then given - September 28. Most likely, until that day, the hackers were looking for a potential customer to purchase the data. Importantly, other groups also claimed responsibility for the attack.

The situation did not escape Sony's attention. The Japanese manufacturer of televisions, consoles, and games immediately responded to the disturbing reports and an investigation into the attack was launched. Now, the confusing reports have been confirmed - data has leaked, but it seems to be a different issue.

Sony confirms attack, thousands of people at risk

As reported by BleepingComputer, Sony has contacted the victims, thus confirming the existence of a certain problem. The leak concerns both current and former employees; hackers managed to steal information about nearly 6800 people. The violation concerned MOVEit, a platform for transferring files, which is used by Sony employees. Importantly, the fault was detected several months ago.

In the past, it used to be worse

It is not entirely clear whether the same group that announced its intentions at the end of September is behind this incident. What is certain is that the giant of the industry is under intense hacker fire, although in this case the scale is much smaller than in 2011, when personal data of 77 million PlayStation Network accounts were leaked.

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