Last week, news broke that top entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks had been the victim of a data hack where a huge 756 gigabytes of documents pertaining to A-Listers where stolen (Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Jessica Simpson and Priyanka Chopra were among them).

Mariah Carey Hacked
WASHINGTON – JANUARY 20: Singer Mariah Carey performs at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama became the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The firm notified its clients of the cyberattack, alerting them to the fact that contracts, non-disclosures, private email chains and email addresses had been stolen by a group self-titled “REvil” (who, according to Variety, proved the breach by leaking a portion of a contract pertaining to Madonna’s 2019 Madame X concert tour).

Now, in a new development, the digital criminals have allegedly threatened to auction off the stolen IP on the dark web unless payment is made. They issued a schedule beginning July 1 whereby they would sell things belonging to Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Lebron James to the highest bidder – with prices starting around the half a million dollar mark.

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks have hit back, blatantly stating they won’t be negotiating.

Check back here regularly as more information becomes available. 

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