Newcomer ransomware group RansomedVC claims to have successfully compromised the computer systems of entertainment giant Sony. As ransomware gangs do, it made the announcement on its dark web website, where it sells data that it's stolen from victims' computer networks.
The announcement says Sony's data is for sale:
Sony Group Corporation, formerly Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, and Sony Corporation, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, JapanWe have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems. We wont ransom them! we will sell the data. due to sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE
Sony has yet to comment on the matter, and it's important to understand that we only have one side of the story—and the side we have comes from a group of criminals. The claims of Sony's compromise may yet prove false or, perhaps more likely, exaggerated.