A group of hackers blackmail the president of the United States and demands 42 million dollars for gigabytes of incriminating evidence
A group of cyber terrorists called REvil has stolen almost a terabyte of confidential data concerning superstars and politicians. Among the tons of dirty laundry, according to hackers, there is a lot of revealing information about the current US president, Donald Trump.
“The ransom is now [doubled to] $42,000,000 … The next person we’ll be publishing is Donald Trump. There’s an election going on, and we found a ton of dirty laundry on time," reports Page Six. “Mr. Trump, if you want to stay president, poke a sharp stick at the guys, otherwise you may forget this ambition forever. And to you voters, we can let you know that after such a publication, you certainly don’t want to see him as president … The deadline is one week.”
Hacking was not detected immediately. Initially, the criminals sent a demand with a ransom amount of $ 21 million, but after a few days the price doubled and now, those who want his dirty secrets to remain secrets need to pay $ 42 million, of course, without guarantees that the leak is not will happen.
The servers of Attorney Allen Grubman Law Firm also contained confidential information about other equally shocking and famous personalities, such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mariah Carey, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Priyanka Chopra and Bette Midler. And although according to Grubman himself, Donald Trump is not a client of his company, dozens of other media personalities are at risk.
“Grubman, we will destroy your company down to the ground if we don’t see the money.”
Together with the FBI and the police, Allen Grubman said that they were not going to comply with the demands of the terrorists, not only because there was no guarantee of the safety of information, but also because the law prohibited negotiations with terrorists.
“We have been informed by the experts and the FBI that negotiating with or paying ransom to terrorists is a violation of federal criminal law. Even when enormous ransoms have been paid, the criminals often leak the documents anyway."
Comprehensive work to solve this problem is carried out by experts from a law firm and law enforcement services. Donald Trump has not yet reacted to this situation.