A relatively new hacking group called Ransomed.vc had claimed earlier this week that it had hacked into “all” of Sony's systems. Since the company had apparently declined to pay the ransom, the group said that it was going to sell the data. Since the company had apparently declined to pay the ransom, the group said that it was going to “sell the data.”
The group posted a sample of several files to prove that it had the data in its possession. This has understandably led to concerns among those who use Sony's services, particularly gamers, many of whom are now looking to find out how to delete PlayStation accounts.
There's a dash to delete PlayStation accounts as the hack escalates
This wouldn't be the first time that Sony gets hit with a massive cyberattack. The company suffered a colossal data breach back in 2011 as personally identifiable information of over 77 million PlayStation Network accounts was leaked online. Sony had to take the entire network offline for 23 days so it could do some damage control.
The situation doesn't seem to be as serious right now but the controversy around the hack is escalating. An independent threat actor going by the name “MajorNelson” has claimed that Ransomed.vc is lying about the breach. MajorNelson also leaked the data that the group claims to have, including what appears to be login details for internal systems, incident response policies, etc.
It's unclear at the moment what the real story behind the hack is but Sony is taking it seriously. “We are currently investigating the situation,” a spokesperson for the company has confirmed, but details about what may have been leaked as a result of this breach haven't been provided.
People are scrambling to delete PlayStation accounts as they feel this could potentially be a repeat of the 2011 hack. Hopefully, Sony will be a bit more forthcoming about the situation and help put their minds at ease.