The REvil ransomware gang says that they’ll public sale over 1TB of information stolen from New York-based leisure legislation agency, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. This knowledge allegedly incorporates the “soiled” secrets and techniques of various celebrities. REvil claims that the contents contain intercourse scandals, medicine, and treachery.
Nicki Minaj, LeBron James, and Mariah Carey among the many alleged victims
In a weblog publish, the ransomware group says they’ll start the public sale on July 1, noting that the primary spherical will comprise data from Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and LeBron James. The value for every dataset is $600,000.
Two days later, REvil plans to public sale data belonging to Dangerous Boy Ent. Maintain. Inc, Common, and MTV. The primary has a beginning value of $750,000, whereas the latter units are to be bought for $1M every.
Alternatively REvil will enable a single entity to buy the complete contents for $42,000,000. The forex requested for the public sale is Monero (XMR).
The gang, also called Sdinokibi, left a warning for legislation agency head, Allen Grubman:
“Mr. Grubman, you’ve gotten an opportunity to cease that, and you realize what to do.”
Whereas no additional particulars have been supplied, REvil says that stolen knowledge additionally incorporates circumstances of “bribery superstar by Democratic Celebration, sexual harassment by prime politicians, the envy of superstar for one another.”
“Soiled secrets and techniques” as bait to rip-off individuals?
Talking with Cointelegraph, Brett Callow, risk analyst and ransomware knowledgeable at malware lab Emsisoft, identified:
“As REvil obtained (and printed) regarding Girl Gaga, it’s seemingly that they have been in a position to receive paperwork regarding different celebrities too. Whether or not the paperwork actually do comprise particulars of intercourse and political scandals is unimaginable to say. REvil may merely be making a bogus declare within the hope of upping the quantity that folks will bid.”
Callow provides that events on this state of affairs are in an unlucky place:
“Even when the ransom is paid, they’ll merely obtain a pinky promise that the info is not going to be used or bought – and that pinky promise is being made by a (very) unhealthy religion actor.”
On Might 15, REvil additionally demanded $42 million in cryptocurrency to forestall the publicity of United States President, Donald Trump’s “soiled laundry”.
— to cointelegraph.com