Wawu! Hackers who targeted a top law firm posting purportedly secret documents naming A-list celebrity clients have doubled their ransom to $42 million, it has been claimed.
Notorious hacker group ‘REvil’, allegedly from Eastern Europe, are said to have stolen private emails, contracts and personal details from New York-based entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks.
The firm represents stars including Lady Gaga, Lizzo and Madonna.
According to Page Six, REvil posted a message which said: ‘The ransom is now $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.’
They added: ‘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.’
The group claims to have obtained 767 gigabytes of information from the firm, including contracts, non-disclosure agreements, private contact information and private correspondence.
They have also encrypted back-ups and will only provide a means to access them if the company pays out.
A source told Page Six that one of the firm’s founders attorney Allen Grubman will not ‘negotiate with terrorists’.
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