Ransomware attack on Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Law firm

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Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Law firm which offers specialized legal services to people involved in the entertainment and media field is in news for becoming a victim of a cyber attack. The New York-based company which offers all kinds of legal professional services to Music, film, television and theater artists seems to have become a victim of a file-encrypting malware where hackers have stolen confidential documents and are threatening to leak those files on the dark web if the victim fails to pay them their demanded ransom.

 


Hitherto some of the files(around 756GB) are doing rounds on the dark web and shows files related to renowned celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, David Letterman, John Mellencamp, Robert DeNiro, Christina Aguilera, Barbra Streisand, Maria Carey, Andrew Webber, Luther Vandross, Sean Puffy Combs, Rod Stewart, John Mellencamp, Priyanka Chopra, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, the Kardashian sisters & family, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson and such…

 

Even companies like Facebook, Activision, iHeartMedia IMAX, Sony, HBO, and Vice Media are some of the corporate clients to the said law firm.

 

Leaked files include contracts, telephone numbers, email ids, personal correspondence with the lawyers related to various case files, non-disclosure agreements made with Ad and modeling firms, and more.

 

As Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Law firm’s success is built upon the extensive knowledge of the industry, their relationship with clients, and legendary deal-making skills, such type of data breaches and cyber-attacks could tarnish its business image to a large extent.

 

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the ransomware which targeted the law firm could be REvil Ransomware and the hackers are expecting around 12 Bitcoins as ransom in exchange for the decryption key.

 

Note- REvil ransomware victims include Brooks International, 10X Genomics, Kenneth Cole, and National Association of Eating Disorders. And Travelex which became a victim of the said ransomware had to pay $2.3 million to free up its files from the malware.