Is it true or not? In a tumultuous moment after Cisco detected severe security breaches in one of the most widely used enterprise platforms in the United States, it is not certain whether all of Sony’s systems have actually been affected. Nevertheless, it is not a possibility to be ignored: the hacker group RansomedVC has openly announced on their dark web page, as is customary in these circles, that they have successfully compromised the systems of the massive empire that is Sony.
Perhaps an exaggerated claim
Sony has not commented on these claims, although it is likely that they would not admit to them unless absolutely necessary if they were true. In any case, this announcement could be false or simply highly exaggerated. For now, what is clear is that Sony has not yielded to the group’s demands, so if the claims are true, the corporation is standing firm. This is a desirable outcome considering that in many of these cases, the objective is to extort the company, and there is no guarantee that the information will not be released later.
Regardless of what it means for Sony, the company should address the situation sooner rather than later: at this moment, the data of millions of users could be at risk, with the danger that it might fall into the wrong hands or be compromised in some way. However, Sony is not the first to experience this: Capcom and Ubisoft were hacked in 2020, and CD Projekt Red in 2021. In 2022, Bandai Namco and Rockstar also suffered extremely serious security breaches.
As for RansomedVC, they are not a very famous hacker group, and they only gained notoriety in 2023 after publishing a list of their first nine victims on the Malwarebytes website, so it is definitely uncertain whether they have the capabilities to carry out what they claim to have done. We will find out soon, in any case.