Law Firm Hacked, A-List Clients’ PI Stolen
May 18, 2020
Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a media and entertainment law firm with a roster of well-known clients, confirmed that it has been victimized by a cyberattack. Information including contracts, nondisclosure agreements, phone numbers and email addresses, and private correspondence was stolen, 756 gigabytes of data in all. The firm’s client list includes Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Cam Newton, Bette Midler, Jessica Simpson, Priyanka Chopra, Idina Menzel and Run DMC. A group called “Revil” carried out the attack. It has previously attacked big companies including Travelex, the U.K.-based currency-exchange company, which paid a ransom of $2.3 million. Demands on Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks haven’t been made public.
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