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Criminal hacker group claims to have Trump documents, asks for $42M in ransom
By Brooke Seipel - 05/15/20 08:21 PM EDT

A gang of cybercriminals claimed in a post to the dark web on Friday that it had obtained documents on President Trump, and is threatening to release them and other hacked documents unless it receives a $42 million ransom.

According to Variety, which has seen the dark web post, the criminal group hacked the major entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks and obtained a trove of documents on Trump, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey.

The hackers are using ransomware attacks in which they lock up a network and demand payment to return access to systems and documents.

“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,” the group's post reportedly said, including a one-week deadline. “And to you voters, we can let you know that after such a publication, you certainly don't want to see him as president.”

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we found a ton of dirty laundry
Sure.  :bsflag:
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