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.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

4 comments

  • Full story here:

    Massive cyber heist rocks high society jeweller Graff
    https://mol.im/a/10148265

    I think it’s a possibility that the victims will pay up. After all didn’t Biden authorise a randsomware payout to RuSSian hackers recently?

    In putlerstan, the state, the mafia, the spooks, the oligarchs and the media function as one single entity. Ransomware is a good source of income for the murder gang that runs the shithole.

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  • “Maksim Yakubets, the 34-year-old alleged head of hacking group Evil Corp and top of the FBI’s cyber most wanted list, drives a camouflage Lamborghini and is married to the daughter of a retired senior officer in the FSB, the Russian security service.”
    Proof that Russian criminals are invulnerable in their shithole because they are not only linked to but are an integral part of the ruling elite.

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  • I wonder how much laundered money has passed through the hands of this company?

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  • “Unfortunately, we, like a number of other companies, were subjected to a sophisticated, albeit limited, cyberattack,”

    And then:

    “…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.”

    Graff calls this a limited cyberattack? Well, not so limited is that they now got more or less 69000 pissed-off clients with large bank accounts and expensive lawyers.

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