Leading media and entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Mizelles & Sachs said its internal data systems were hacked – and a large amount of its clients’ data was stolen – to the roster of A-list clients for violations.
“We can confirm that we were the victim of a cybertac,” the New York-based company said in a statement. Diversity. “We have informed our clients and our staff. We have recruited experts from around the world who specialize in this area and we are working around the clock to address these issues. “
News of the hack was released last week, with a hacker group claiming it had infiltrated the Grubman Shire Mycelase and Sax network and stolen a full 755 gigabytes of documents on multiple music and entertainment figures. Past and present clients include: Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blig, Ella My, Christina Aguilera, Maria Kerry, Cam Newton, Betty Midler, Jessica Simpson, Priyanka Chopra, and Edina Menzel. Run DMC, hackers claim.
According to cybersecurity firm MSSoft, the group’s claims were posted on a dark web forum, alleging that the data that the hackers stole included allegations, agreements, nondisclosure agreements, phone numbers and email addresses, and personal correspondence. The group behind the attack had all the data they imagined to show that the release hack was true, they cited part of a deal with Madonna’s 2019-20 “Madame X” tour with Live Nation.
Apparently this is a ransom attack, where cybercriminals use the threat to publish stolen data as extortion for contributions. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
According to MCSoft, the attack on law enforcement agencies – whose clients have spread to music artists, actors and TV personalities, sports stars, and media and entertainment companies – was carried out by a group called “Revil”, according to MCSoft. The group has previously targeted companies and entities, including the US-based currency-exchange firm Travelex, which paid hackers বি 2.3 million in bitcoin after the ransom attack, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Shirley Halperin contributed to this report.