Sony has confirmed the extent of the damage done during a cyber attack back in June; the personal information of 6,791 current and former employees has been leaked. Ransomware group Clop is behind the attack, according to Bleeping Computer.
The company is reaching out to those affected, offering credit monitoring and identity restoration services. Sony says it's "not aware of publication or misuse" of any of the leaked information.
The attack took advantage of a weakness in Progress Software's MOVEit file transfer platform. Though the issue has since been resolved, Clop was able to download personal files and cause the data breach. It seems the attack affects many more companies than just Sony.
This incident is unrelated to the recently reported hack of "all Sony systems" by a different ransomware group, Ransomed.vc, meaning the company has had to deal with two (publicly, at least) cyber attacks this year. Sony is "currently investigating" the Ransomed.vc attack.