Entertainment law firm for Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga confirms cyberattack resulting in classified documents lost

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 3:48PM
Madonna is amongst many stars whose information could be in the wrong hands / Getty Images

Madonna is amongst many stars whose information could be in the wrong hands / Getty Images

Media and Entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has confirmed they are the victims of a cyberattack which could potentially result in over 756 gigabytes of sensitive and classified information lost. 

“We can confirm that we’ve been victimized by a cyberattack,” a rep for Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks told Rolling Stone in a statement.

“We have notified our clients and our staff. We have hired the world’s experts who specialize in this area, and we are working around the clock to address these matters.”

The hacker group known as “REvil” or “Sodinokibi” have claimed to be in possession of documents which directly affect many of the firm's clients, including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera, Idina Menzel, Run DMC, Cam Newton, Jessica Simpson, Priyanka Chopra and Ella Mai.

The stolen data allegedly includes phone numbers, email addresses, personal correspondence, contracts and nondisclosure agreements. 

It is believed that the hackers have also sent a "warning shot" which was an excerpt of Madonna's 'Madame X' tour. 

A threat analyst that works alongside the law firm has described the warning shot as the "equivalent of a kidnapper sending a pinky finger" in the mail.