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Ransomware Attack Allegedly Hits NYC Law Firm To Superstar Musicians Including Lady Gaga and Elton J

Updated: May 1, 2023

"A New York City law firm that represents superstar musicians such as Lady Gaga, Elton John and Madonna has allegedly been hit with a ransomware attack that threatens to expose celebrities’ privileged legal information.

Attackers have posted images of documents and file folders to the leak site for the REvil ransomware that appear to be from the firm. The attackers indicate that additional documents taken from the firm will be posted if the ransom is not paid, including contracts, telephone numbers, emails, personal correspondence, NDAs, and more.

Ransomware attackers use the threat of releasing stolen data to extort payment from victims. They often publish small amounts of data as proof of the attack, and then gradually more in stages if the ransom is not paid.

The firm has not responded to a request for comment.

One image shows was seems to be part of a contract related to Madonna’s now-cancelled Madame X Tour.  The contract is purportedly between Live Nation and an individual employee of the tour. The name shown matches the name of a carpenter listed on the tour’s credits page. The image — which I’ve cropped to protect the employee’s identity — includes the employee’s Social Security number."

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