And finally… born in the USA

Cyber-criminals attempting to sell Bruce Springsteen’s legal documents online were left disappointed when the auction of the data attracted no buyers.

Springsteen’s documents were among a 756GB cache of data stolen from law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks in a cyber-attack in May this year. 

Sensitive information stolen by the criminals included contracts, telephone numbers, email addresses, personal correspondence, and non-disclosure agreements.

Criminal gang Sodinokobi, who were also behind the “REvil” ransomware, claimed responsibility for the attack. They demanded, but failed to receive, a ransom to return the files. 

On Tuesday, Sodinokobi held an auction on its Dark Web “Happy Blog” of “All Bruce Springsteen legal documents from Grubman office” in which interested buyers were invited to start bidding with a more modest opening offer of $600,000.

A price option of $1,500,000 was also offered, InfoSecurity reports.

However, when no bidders came forward, the gang published the message “No one paid for this lot in time. So the data is published.”

But the gang did not share a link to where the allegedly published stolen data could be found, suggesting that the auction may have just been a bluff.

Other celebrities believed to have been impacted by the data theft included Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj, Priyanka Chopra, Mariah Carey, Outkast, and Mary J. Blige.