The Times of London reveals in its edition today that the operators of the ransomware Conti have hijacked data from the London-based jewelry store Graff Diamonds, which has among its clients celebrity millionaires such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, David Beckam and many others. Cybercriminals have already dumped 69,000 confidential documents on the ‘dark web’, including files related to precisely these three people. The amount of the ransom request is not known but the newspaper assumes that it is very high. The evicted documents are related to 11,000 people and the operators of Contia claim that this represents 1% of what was stolen.
According to the newspaper, the documents include customer lists, invoices, receipts and credit notes, the contents of which could be embarrassing to customers “who may, for example, have bought gifts for secret lovers or accepted jewelry as a bribe.” The attack took place on October 8th.
The list of celebrities who shop at this jewelry store also includes international superstars like Tom Hanks, Samuel L Jackson and Alec Baldwin.