About the hacking.
According to cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, the hacking group “REvil”, also known as “Sodinokibi”, is behind this hacking. Many stars like Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Simpson, Idina Menzel, Christina Aguilera, Maria Carey are clients of this firm.
New York-based celebrity and entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has been in the headlines for the past few days due to reports of hacking.
The hackers have now demanded $ 42 million (approximately Rs. 317 crores) as ransom, threatening to leak their clients’ private data to the public if the ransom is not paid within a week. Has given.
According to cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, the hacking group “REvil”, also known as “Sodinokibi”, is behind this hacking.
Let me tell you, this hacker group claims that they have the personal data of many celebrities. These celebrities include Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Simpson, Idina Menzel, Christina Aguilera, Maria Carey, Mary J.
Includes Blizzard, Ella Mai, Cam Newton, Bate Middleler, Run DMC, and Facebook.
According to Emsisoft
On May 8, hackers shared Madonna’s “Madame X” Tour 2019-20 contract on the Dark Web, presenting evidence of data theft.
The size of this data was reportedly 756 GB. This data included phone numbers, email addresses, entertainment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and other personal information.
On May 11, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks confirmed the hacking and issued a notification to its clients and staff.
The company says it is working closely with experts in the matter. On May 12, the hacking group demanded a 21 million ransom from him.
But, the firm refused to negotiate with the hackers. The case is investigated by the FBI.
If the ransom was not paid. Hackers would gradually release the data to the public.
On May 13, the hacking group supposedly tried to share a file of 1GB of data on the cloud service Mega. Mega terminate the account. Which was that it could not meet the term and conditions.
However, the hacking group taunted the firm, saying they had made a mistake by hiring a recovery company.
Right after this, on May 14, the hackers doubled the ransom amount. Hackers are demanding $ 42 million from the firm. Hackers say they also have data importantly US President Donald Trump.
He will also leak Donald Trump’s data if the ransom is not paid within a week, However, let me tell you, Donald Trump has never been a customer of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, so this connection is still unclear.