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).
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.
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