Hackers Will Publish President Trump's Secret Data

A ransomware hacking group calling itself REvil has threatened to release sensitive political documents of US President Donald Trump unless they get ransom money worth $42m.  

The ransomware operators gave a one-week deadline to meet the demand, and now this has been rejected by the law firm Grubman Shire. Among other personalities, the law firm also represents Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Drake, the Weeknd, U2, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj, as well as celebrities, Robert De Niro and LeBron James. 

“We can confirm that we’ve been victimised by a cyber-attack. We have notified our clients and our staff. We have hired the world’s experts who specialise in this area, and we are working around the clock to address these matters.”, said the law firm in a statement, although visitors to the firm's website for information will find it locked down

The ransomware group, which seized 756 GB of data from a law firm, claimed that they had data belonging to Trump after their money requests were rejected. 

The attackers have now posted an email image to show that these allegations were not bluffing. In a news report recently, REvil ransomware group first entered the database of a law firm where many names, from Robert DeNiro to Madonna, entered the database and requested the US President Donald Trump to sit on the target board after the company refused to make this payment. 

In such cases, it is customary for attackers to request money not to release or leak data. However, the victims may not accept paying every time and things get complicated at this point. Data from Trump started leaking REvil ransomware group stated that they hold 756 GB of data belonging to Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks and they want $ 21 million in return. 

The company refused to give this money, saying that there was no guarantee that the hackers would not leak data after receiving the money. Hackers said that after this rejection, they had data about Donald Trump and had doubled the amount.
According to the hackers, the data of Trump, which they have, may negatively affect Trump’s campaign in the election to be held in the USA. Attackers recently released an email to prove that they have Trump data. 

In addition to the e-mail they leaked, the hackers also posted a letter directly to the law firm. The hackers reapteated that they arenot bluffing in the letter they published to Grubman where theyare reported to say; “Data of the company’s customers will be sold to anyone in the form of an auction. This means that the person purchasing the data can share the information for free on the Internet”.

As long as the attackers hold the encryption key, the law firm will not be able to retrieve the data. These events once again showed the importance that companies should hire cyber security experts to protect their sensitive data. 

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