Christie's Client Data Held Ransom

May 29 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

More disturbing news has broken regarding the recent hacking of Christie's website. According to reports, the cyber extortion group 'Ransom Hub' says that it has the data of 50,000 clients from the auction house.

According to the article above:

“It is clear that if this information is posted they will incur heavy fines from the violation of GDPR as well as ruining their reputation with their clients and don’t care about their privacy,” the group apparently wrote in the message. [...]

In a statement, Christie’s spokesperson Edward Lewine said “our investigations determined there was unauthorized access by a third party to parts of Christie’s network,” adding that the hacker group gained “some limited amount of personal data” on certain clients, but that it had no evidence of “financial or transactional records” being compromised.

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