REvil’s ransomware gang is launching an auction of stolen data, including legal information hacked from Madonna.
The ransomware gang REvil has launched an auction feature on the dark web in the past 24 hours, starting with the stolen data from a Canadian company and threatening to auction off information hacked from famous singer Madonna next.
Cointelegraph accessed information from the first auction campaign conducted by REVil, who detailed that the Agromart Group is the “first batch” of data to be put up for auction, which is the data stolen after a ransomware attack.
Madonna’s data auction threat
At the bottom of the list, the ransomware gang warned Madonna and “other people” that they could be the next victims of future auction listings in their campaign.
The reference to Madonna is related to her latest ransomware attack on a high-profile New York entertainment law firm — first reported by Cointelegraph — which represents the private legal affairs of dozens of the world’s biggest music stars and world cinema, including Lady Gaga, Elton John and Robert DeNiro.
An initial price in Bitcoin (BTC) or any other crypto has not been disclosed as of press time.
According to the details, scanned copies of Agromart’s financial accounts, personal net worth documents, aging report of records of their users, company’s credit application and agreement form, among others, are among the data included in the REvil’s campaign.
Ransomware gangs are getting sophisticated with their attacks
Speaking with Cointelegraph, Brett Callow, threat analyst at malware lab Remsisoft, and one of the first experts to unveil the new move by the ransomware gang, said that companies in this situation have no good option available to them.
He added the following about the sophistication of recent ransomware attacks:
“The tactics used by ransomware groups are becoming ever more extreme, and this was a logical progression.