Hackers who stole legal secrets of celebrities double their ransom to $42m, threaten to reveal ‘dirty laundry’ on Trump

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.

In the hacker’s latest threat, they claim to have ‘dirty laundry’ on Donald Trump, even though the President has never been a client of the firm, a source said.

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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.

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‘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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REvil HACKING TARGETS

Lady Gaga
Madonna
Nicki Minaj
Bruce Springsteen
Mary J. Blige
Ella Mai
Christina Aguilera
Mariah Carey
Cam Newton
Bette Midler
Jessica Simpson
Priyanka Chopra
Idina Menzel
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