The ransomware hackers who stole gigabytes of data from a prominent New York entertainment law firm posted a batch of emails Saturday on the darkish net, which they previously hyped as containing incriminating information on President Donald Trump.
However there’s nothing damning within the assortment of 169 emails, which the hackers illegally obtained from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ programs.
Certainly, just a few of the emails printed on-line Saturday really check with Donald Trump in any significant context. These embrace discussions of satirical references to him in sure TV exhibits and adverts, in addition to his 2015 interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News’ “20/20.”
In the meantime, among the many hacked emails have been newsletters with hyperlinks to articles concerning the present White Home occupant. In a number of instances, the emails included “trump” within the verb sense of “to override,” having nothing to do with Donald Trump. A number of others have been correspondence with an organization whose workplaces have been in Trump Tower in New York. One other e-mail chain referenced a shopper who was staying at Trump Worldwide Lodge & Tower New York.
In brief, it’s nothing resembling the “ton of dirty laundry” the cyberattackers claimed they possessed on Donald Trump.
The criminals’ claims to have revealing data on Trump in reference to their hack of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks have been puzzling, provided that the regulation agency has by no means represented Donald Trump or the Trump Group.
The hackers claimed the emails they launched Saturday comprise “essentially the most innocent info” about Trump — apparently attempting to indicate they’re holding again extra compelling materials. However contemplating that what they printed contained nothing remotely fascinating, it appears seemingly that the cybercriminals are vastly exaggerating the worth of the info they’ve stolen.
Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks refused to pay the cyberthieves’ preliminary $21 million ransom, after which the hackers doubled their demand to $42 million. Now that it’s clear the regulation agency, which has introduced within the FBI to conduct a legal investigation, won’t even negotiate with the legal ring, the hackers are claiming they are going to public sale off the shopper information they stole on the darkish net.
The assault on the Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks community, which seems to have occurred on or round Might 7, allegedly consists of paperwork on a number of music and leisure figures. The hackers have claimed these embrace Girl 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 and Run DMC.