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Hacking group operating out of Russia claims to have stolen Sony, PlayStations data and selling to highest bidder

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A group of hackers that is believed to be operating out of Russia has claimed it has successfully breached Sony’s security systems and stole data belonging to its customers. The group is threatening to sell the stolen information to the highest bidder.

The alleged breach was first reported by Australian site Cyber Security Connect  and although Sony has not confirmed the breach, it has said it is investigating the claims. ‘We are currently investigating the situation, and we have no further comment at this time,” Sony’s press release read.

Ransomed.vc claimed on both the clear and dark nets ‘We have successfully compromissed [sic] all of sony systems,’ , as reported by Cyber Security Connect. ‘We won’t ransom them! We will sell the data. Due to Sony not wanting to pay. DATA IS FOR SALE,’ the group Ransomed.vc said in a statement.

The Daily Mail reports the Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc has posted a power point presentation online showing how the hacking was done, including screenshots of a login page and screenshots of files. The Cyber Security report says that Ransomed.vc threatened to post the information online on September 28 if it is not paid. The warning also gives Sony contact details for the group saying it is in possession of 6,000 files, which is described as ‘small’ compared to ‘all of Sony’s systems.’

The Daily Mail adds that the stolen data is reported to be in Japanese, and “In a bizarre element to the alleged hack is that Ransomed.vc has said that if payment isn’t received, it will be obligated to report the breach to the European Union’s data privacy body.”

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Biden’s FCC wants to bring back Obama-era ‘net neutrality’

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The current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner is warning that the Democrat-led majority of the agency wants to impose what he considers to be the “greatest threat on the internet.” Speaking in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the agency’s move to enact net neutrality instead of holding big tech companies like Google accountable, is the “greatest threat on the internet.”

Carr explained to Breitbart News that the concern comes as the FCC will likely announce this week that that the agency will vote at the FCC’s end-of-month meeting to reenact net neutrality.

The capability is due to the Democrats having achieved a majority at the commission, after which they announced in September that they would seek to revive the Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Breitbart notes that during President Donald Trump’s administration, then-Chairman Ajit Pai repealed the net neutrality rules.

Carr described the net neutrality proposal as a “power grab by the administrative state” and “unlawful overreach” that could run afoul of the “major questions” doctrine, which prohibits agencies from enacting policies when an issue has “vast economic and political significance.”

According to Breitbart News, “Leftists have long sought to capture more regulatory authority over the internet using Title II regulations. net neutrality regulations seek to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs), such as Comcast and Verizon, from blocking, slowing down, or allowing for “paid prioritization,” by which users can pay for faster, more consistent service.”

Allum Bokhari, a former Breitbart News reporter, explained:

The law of common carriage, mandated by the Title II regulations demanded by Democrats, is one of the solutions recommended by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to address tech censorship. Yet Democrats want the rule applied to service providers, which are not in the habit of kicking off internet users for their political viewpoints, while not recommending similar regulations on the companies and platforms that are actually responsible for suppressing online discourse over the past five years — companies like Google, YouTube, Twitter/X, and Facebook.

Progressives and Democrats lost their minds when the FCC repealed Net Neutrality under Trump, predicting the end of the internet as we know it, and a variety of other disasters. As Breitbart News predicted at the time, none of these doom-laden predictions came true, and in fact broadband speeds across the country improved.

Carr told Breitbart News that in effect there is no need to reenact net neutrality, as broadband prices have lowered and internet speeds have risen since the agency repealed net neutrality. He cautioned that net neutrality would serve as a “significant headwind” that could hamper President Joe Biden’s Internet for All agenda to connect Americans to high-speed internet.

However, Carr emphasized most of all that net neutrality regulations ignore the threats of edge providers, or big tech platforms such as Google or Facebook.

“Google — back in 2005, Google was looking for ways to create a regulatory moat around their business model. And they came up with this catchy phrase called net neutrality, which is all about, you know, imposing heavy-handed regulations at the ISP level. And, you know, largely ignoring the threats that come from Google, the edge, and you’ll flash forward to today. And anyone looking back over the last couple of years … asked, you know, what’s been the greatest threat on the internet, not your mom and pop, rural ISP. It’s the edge,” Carr explained.

“The FCC is sort of just out of sync, you know, we’re sort of engaging in this 2005-era regulatory protection,” Carr added, saying that Republicans have realized that the “true threat of a free and open internet” is coming from big tech platforms. He then said that is why the government needs to take action to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and other laws to rein in big tech platforms.

Carr credited some agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) for going after Apple for its apparent abuse as a monopoly, writes Breitbart.

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