A known cybercriminal group has threatened to release documents on President Donald Trump if he doesn’t pay a whopping $42 Million in ransom. The group is known to had previously hacked an entertainment law firm and released documents, some of which were accurate.
The law firm they attacked, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks however mentioned the President is not a client of their company.
The group in a blog post threatened to release damaging information on the President which can jeopardize his 2020 election campaign.
“The next person we’ll be publishing is Donald Trump. There’s an election race going on, and we found a ton of dirty laundry on time.
“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 hackers wrote on their blog.
The group hasn’t shown any evidence it had damaging information on the President. The White house has declined to comment on the development.
The cybercriminal group uses a malicious software to break into networks of victims and threaten them to pay ransom. They later leak unencrypted version of files stolen from those networks to force payments.