NAYZE MEDIA 5/15/2020 2:34pm(est)
It takes some pretty big balls to shake down the president of the United States. No matter what you think of a sitting president, the fact remains that he has enormous resources at his fingertips. Yet and still, someone is attempting to shakedown the man who is arguably the most powerful person in the world.
Last week a group of hackers claimed to have hacked into the personal files of Grubman Shire Meiselas, & Sacks, an entertainment law firm. The group claimed to have private info on stars like, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey. The hackers said they wanted a $21 million ransom or they would release the info to the public. No one bit. On Thursday the hackers shared 2.4 gigabytes of Lady Gaga’s, including contracts and nondisclosure agreements. After reading through their stolen files, the hackers must’ve become aware that they were in possession of something more valuable. Private info on the president of the United States. The hackers immediately doubled their ransom demands.
Variety Magazine (@variety) reported that the hackers took to the dark web to make their latest demands:
“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. Well, lets leave out the details. The deadline is one week.”
So far, the hackers claim to have received payment of $365,000 in connection to the documents stolen from the law firm. The group complained about not getting the amount they’d originally asked for. Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks confirmed that their systems had been hacked this week and 756 gigabytes of private documents and correspondence had been compromised.
“We have notified our clients and staff of the cyberattack. We have hired the world’s experts who specialize in this area and we are working around the clock to address these matters. We are grateful to our clients for their overwhelming support and for recognizing that nobody is safe from cyberterrorism today.”
The firm said they are not negotiating with the hackers or planning to pay any ransom.