After a successful attack on a prominent law firm, cyber criminals will profit one way or another!
That's right! Cyber criminals have Madonna's personal data, and it's up for grabs. The REvil (aka Sodinokibi) Ransomware team hacked a prominent entertainment law firm in recent weeks (more here).
Now that the Grubman law firm refuses to pay the ransom, the cyber criminals are auctioning off the stolen data to get paid.
REvil has said it would post further documents if Grubman didn't pay a $42 million ransom.
Cyber criminals use this tactic to force ransom payment from victims. If the victims don't pay up, as in this case, they sell the stolen data on the Dark Web.
The criminal gang, which encrypts organizations' data, exfiltrates the data and then publicly leaks it to pressure victims for payment. The firm has extorted firms in this way for months.
For those interested, the Madonna data auction is coming up! In fact, here is the hacker group's actual announcement:
05/25/2020 we are preparing to auction Madonna data. The rules are the same:
1. One-handed information
2. Confidentiality of the transaction
3. We delete our copy of the data
4. The buyer has the right to do whatever he sees fit with the data received.
Starting price - 1 million dollars.
Notice, they have rules and everything! Let's not forget, this is their business. It's not play money to them. And this is days after they claim to have sold data on President Trump:
Interested people contacted us and agreed to buy all the data about the US president, which we have accumulated over the entire time of our activity. We are pleased with the deal and keep our word.
Apparently, there is honor among thieves?
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