The Daily Mail: Russian hackers stole data from celebrities who bought jewelry from Graff jewelry house
Hackers gained access to personal data of clients of the British jewelry house Graff, writes The Daily Mail.
The jewelry house confirmed this information. “Unfortunately, we, like a number of other companies, were subjected to a sophisticated, albeit limited, cyberattack,” said Graff, noting that they had notified law enforcement agencies of the breach.
According to The Daily Mail, hackers have posted 69 thousand files about Graff clients on one of the forums on the darknet. They contain, among other things, invoices, receipts, the place of residence of buyers.
11 thousand files concern celebrities who bought Graff jewelry. Among them are former US President Donald Trump, football player David Beckham, TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, actors Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin.
Responsibility for the cyberattack was claimed by the hacker group Conti, which is associated with Russia. It operates through the ransomware virus of the same name and usually requires large ransoms – from 10% of the company’s annual income, cybersecurity experts said.
The hackers said the files they posted represented only 1% of the Graff information they got hold of. There is no information that the jewelry house entered into negotiations with them, notes The Daily Mail.