Celebrities and pro athletes are sweating bricks after a prestigious law firm that represents them was hacked and their personal data was compromised.
The hackers threaten to release the personal data to the public if $21 million ransom isn't paid very soon.
Hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a law firm based in New York City that represents a long list of high-powered VIPs, corporations, A- and B-list celebrities and pro athletes.
The hackers used a phishing link in an email to trick an employee into giving them access to the company servers. Then they downloaded over 756 GIGs of data including contracts and personal e-mails sent and received by clients, according to Page Six.
Now the hackers are demanding $21 million ransom to restore the data and unlock the firm's website, which is down.
The long list of clients include Drake, LeBron James, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand, Nicki Minaj, Mike Tyson, Maria Carey, Mary J. Blige, Spike Lee, Lil Nas X, and many more.
The corporations repped by the law firm include MTV, HBO, EMI Music, Playboy Enterprises, Spotify, and more.
The law firm can't access any client files online because the hackers have the files encrypted. Only the hackers can access the files.
The police are powerless to help the law firm because the hackers are based in Russia or some other far flung country.
The police usually advise hacked hospitals, municipalities, and corporations to pay the ransom.
Some social media users are hoping the law firm doesn't pay the ransom so they can learn if LeBron is indeed paying child support for a love child.