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Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the data leak in June has affected 6,791 of its employees

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the data leak in June has affected 6,791 of its employees

In June 2023, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially acknowledged a data breach that affected 6,791 of its employees and resulted in the unauthorised disclosure of their personal information. The company has notified the affected individuals and has pledged comprehensive assistance to them.

A data breach hit Sony in late May, with unauthorised access on May 28, just three days before Progress Software, the makers of MOVEit, notified Sony about the vulnerability. Sony acted quickly, discovering the breach on June 2, 2023, resulting in the theft of 3.14GB of data from an internal testing server in Japan. ClOp, a ransomware group, claimed responsibility for the attack in June.

The compromised data includes personally identifiable information about employees based in the United States, and Sony has agreed to provide credit monitoring services to those affected. The company has since taken corrective action to address the problem.

Notably, Sony suffered another security breach late last month. The leaked data included information about Sony’s SonarQube platform, Creators Cloud certificates, a device emulator used to generate licences, and other things.

Sony is reportedly looking into security breach claims. It is working with third-party forensic experts to investigate suspicious activity on a single server in Japan that was used for internal testing within the entertainment, technology, and services (ET&S) business division.

The server has been taken offline, and there is currently no evidence that customer or business partner data was stored on the affected server, nor has there been any negative impact on Sony’s overall operations.

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