Hackers reportedly demand US$21mil from US entertainment law firm in data extortion scheme


The hackers alleged they have possession of information on the law firm’s clients past and present, including Lady Gaga (pic), Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Cam Newton, Bette Midler, Jessica Simpson, Priyanka Chopra, Idina Menzel, Run DMC and Facebook. — AP

LOS ANGELES: A cybercriminal ring claiming to have stolen a huge cache of data from a major media and entertainment law firm – whose clients include Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Elton John and Lady Gaga – is demanding a US$21mil (RM91.03mil) ransom payment, according to a published report.

New York-based Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks this week confirmed its computer systems were hacked, an incident that allegedly resulted in the theft of 756 gigabytes of private documents and correspondence. It has declined to comment further.

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