Russian hackers leak personal data of famous personals on the Dark Web, victims inclusive of Duchess of York

Russian hackers recently leaked the personal data of a group of famous personas on the ‘Dark Web’. The Duchess of York is one of them.

Reportedly, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, 62, along with 58-year-old Lady Sarah Chatto – King Charles’ cousin – and Sir David Attenborough, 96, were targets to a group known as the ‘Snatch Team’.

The list of celebrities hit is also inclusive of tennis star Tim Henman, 48 and snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, 46, according to reports.

Reports states that says hackers executed the data hack by targeting luxury organic food company Daylesford.

Daylesford is one of the favourite of the famous “Britain’s poshest farm shop”.

Additional reports mentioned that the details were leaked subsequent to the bosses of the firm refusing to pay a hefty ransom in the form of Bitcoin. The hackers perpetuaed the threat activity using ransomware software.

Previously in June last year, Daylesford announced that it had been hacked, however, they did not face any personal data compromise. The company is owned by Lady Carole Bamford, wife of the Conservative party billionaire donor and JCB construction owner Lord Bamford. They sell honey pots of  £50.

In latest developments, however, reports claimed that the hackers have uploaded a “vast cache” of stolen files, which amounted to 80 gigabytes of files, to the dark web.

The dark web is famous as a trading hub for criminals in drugs, weapons, child pornography, hacked details and stolen credit card information.

Reports asserted that leaked Daylesford files were inclusive of order sheets for its wealthy clients, along with sensitive corporate data that included staff grievances, confidentiality agreements, and banking information.

Philip Ingram, an ex-colonel in British military intelligence said, “This cyber attack should be a wake-up call for the security services and businesses. Daylesford is exactly the kind of company that would be viewed by Russia-based hackers as both a lucrative ransomware opportunity and of potential use to power brokers in the Kremlin.”

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