Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:09 PM Graff Diamonds paid £6.3m in Bitcoin to hackers after they leaked data on its ... trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:09 PM Graff Diamonds paid £6.3m in Bitcoin to hackers after they leaked data on its ... trends now
Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:09 PM Graff Diamonds paid £6.3m in Bitcoin to hackers after they leaked data on its ... trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:09 PM Graff Diamonds paid £6.3m in Bitcoin to hackers after they leaked data on its ... trends now

Graff Diamonds £6.3million to Russian hackers after leaked the personal details of the world leaders, Hollywood A-listers and billionaire tycoons on its client list.

The cyber criminals leaked 69,000 confidential documents in a massive 'virtual heist' on to the so-called 'dark web', including data relating to Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and David Beckham.

They are thought to have demanded tens of millions of pounds in ransom money to stop the release of further sensitive information in September last year.

Documents including client lists, invoices, receipts and credit notes have been taken, and could prove embarrassing for customers who may, for example, have bought gifts for secret lovers or taken jewellery as bribes. 

Graff, which also includes Middle East royalty among its clients, paid the hackers more than £6m in ransom money alone via Bitcoin.

The hackers, Conti, had initially demanded double that figure be paid to a Bitcoin wallet in November.

Since then, though, the price of Bitcoin has slumped, meaning Graff paid the ransom when Bitcoin was at one of its highest ever rates.

The 188 Bitcoin paid is now worth around just £1.9m.

Graff's insurers, Travelers Companies Inc, is refusing to pay the losses, the jeweler has alleged.

Russian hackers have plundered the personal details of world leaders, actors and personalities in a 'virtual heist'

Russian hackers have plundered the personal details of world leaders, actors and personalities in a 'virtual heist'

Former US President Donald Trump (pictured) was among the high-profile victims of the data leak last year

Former US President Donald Trump (pictured) was among the high-profile victims of the data leak last year

Oprah Winfrey (pictured) also featured on the the leak, which included invoices, receipts and credit notes

Oprah Winfrey (pictured) also featured on the the leak, which included invoices, receipts and credit notes

A spokesperson for Graff told Bloomberg: 'The criminals

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