X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Image by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Lady Gaga attends the premiere of the movie ‘A Star Is Born’ during the 75th Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, 2018, in Venice, Italy. Photo: Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock

Every law firm has to worry about data privacy. But when your clients are Madonna, Lizzo and Bruce Springsteen, the security of their personal information takes on a special edge.

New York-based Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks confirmed this week that it was hit by a ransomware attack, with the hackers reportedly demanding $21 million or they’ll expose 756 gigabytes’ worth of documents on the firm’s clients, which also include AC/DC, Lady Gaga and Robert De Niro. Late in the week reports said the demand had been doubled, and paired with a threat to release “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

More from this author

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

You Can't Manage It If You Don't Measure It

How are you illustrating differentiation to clients and potential lateral targets? How are you measuring performance against peers? Use Legal Compass to benchmark a firm against its competitors, unearthing unique insights about performance, partner retention, market penetration and more. Click to log in, or begin your free trial.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.