A large number of artists that include Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Bruce Springsteen have suffered the theft of their information by a group of hackers. Facebook and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” HBO would have also been on the list.
The signature of media and entertainment Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks confirmed to Variety last may 11 that its computer security was compromised by attack ransomware. The confidential information stolen by the hackers includes 756 gigabytes of contracts, confidentiality agreements, telephone numbers, email addresses, and private correspondence.
The attacks ransomware corresponds to a situation where the hackers usually demand an amount of ransom, under the threat of releasing the information to the public. According to Page Sixth sources indicate that the hackers are demanding 21 million dollars of ransom. Anyway, the law firm is not negotiating with them.
This seems to be a situation of loss is absolute for the victims of the attack, because in these situations, “companies don’t have options favorable to its provision”, it indicates Brett Callow to NMEanalyst threats in the company Emsisoft.