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Ransomware attack on Celebrity Law Firm: 756 GB of Sensitive Data Leaked

One of the prestigious law firms “Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks” with prestigious A clients like Madonna, Elton John, and Lady Gaga and Priyanka Chopra was under a ransomware attack from where hackers have stolen sensitive data.

The hacker group claimed that they have stolen 756 Gb of sensitive documents, music, financial contracts, NDAs, and personal emails. The hacker had stolen data of renowned celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, the Kardashian sisters & family, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lopez and many more…

We can confirm that we’ve been victimized by a cyberattack

The New York-based firm said in a statement to Variety.
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The hackers have demanded a ransom of $21 million to the law firm and the attacker has threatened that they will gradually release the data on the dark web if they didn’t get the payment. The firm is not negotiating with the cyberattackers, while the FBI is said to be investigating the case.

We have notified our clients and our staff . We have hired the world’s experts who specialize in this area, and we are working around the clock to address these matters

The law firm said

On Wednesday the hacker group has released the sensitive data and documents of 1 Gb from the Mega file upload link. However, the link has been terminated for violating the terms and services of Mega and the link was disabled.

A cybersecurity firm Emisoft had released a picture of leaked files and folders which shows the folders of some common celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra and Groot.

Cybersecurity Insiders had found that the hackers had targetted the law firm with the REvil Ransomware and hackers are demanding 12 Bitcoins for giving the decryption key.

Even some of the big companies like Facebook, Activision, iHeartMedia IMAX, Sony, HBO, and Vice Media are the corporate clients of the law firm.

Now at this time if you visit the website of the firm it will only show the logo of the website.

Satender Kumar

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