Hackers threaten to leak sensitive documents about leading personalities

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A group of hackers is threatening to leak legal documents from a law firm used by some of the world’s biggest celebrities.

The first leak of data came last week, but the law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has now confirmed that it was victim to a security breach.

Criminals claim they are holding data on some of the firm’s A-list clients, including Robert De Niro, Madonna, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

One alleged legal document has already been released, of a Madonna tour contract, which the criminals are using as a method to pressure the law firm to pay up.

In a statement, the firm said: “We can confirm that we’ve been victimised by a cyber attack. We have notified our clients and our staff.

“We have hired the world’s experts who specialise in this area, and we are working around the clock to address these matters.”

Known as Sodinokibi/REvil, the criminal organisation has been known to use ransomware to lock victims’ computers before demanding payment in order to make them useful again.

Read more via Variety

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