Hacker Outfit RansomHub Claims Credit for Christie’s Auction Week ‘Technology Security Issue’

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RansomHub, a group of cyber-extortionists who hacked the UnitedHealth subsidiary Change Healthcare in February, has claimed responsibility for hacking Christie’s website earlier this month on the eve of the season’s marquee auction sales in New York. As a result of the attack, the auction house shut down its web site for ten days, including the entirety of the critical sales week.

According to sources on Twitter, including @DarkWebInformer and a threat analyst for the New Zealand-based cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, Brett Callow, RansomHub has said it has information about more than 500,000 of Christie’s private clients. An image containing a sample of the information RansomHub claims it was able to gain access to during the hack was posted to the dark web along with a message saying that the hackers “attempted to come to a reasonable resolution” with Christie’s, but the auction house cut off communication halfway through negotiations. 

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Hacker Outfit RansomHub Claims Credit for Christie’s Auction Week ‘Technology Security Issue’