According to R-Evil hackers, also known as Sodinokibi, the email contains enough “harmless information” about Trump to demonstrate that the group has information about him.
When ransomware attacks occur, the basic principle behind them is that attackers charge money to decrypt or not reveal the victim’s data. However, it is not always the case that the victim pays, and everything can go south.
An example illustrating this is Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a New York law firm that fell victim to the R-Evil hackers group, which lost 756 GB of data on May 9.
As Hackread.com said recently, we explained how their customers included celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga, and Madonna.
Although they were not demanding any funds at the time, the attackers are now requesting $ 21 million.
As we reported on May 15, hackers doubled their money requests to $ 42 million. Claiming they also had access to so-called confidential information about the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
According to REvil’s ransomware group, this data could affect Trump’s presidential campaign in the upcoming elections. Therefore, the purpose of this disclosure was to make Trump force the law firm to pay.
Recently, however, cybercriminals have issued an email with alleged evidence that they have access to Trump’s documents, as they claim.
It is worthy to note that the email from UndertheBreach ( a breach monitoring firm) was sent to Hackread.com.
In addition to the email, a law firm also received a letter.
The stated threats include the following if they dont make payment:
- Data about the company’s customers are auctioned off weekly in a publicly accessible exchange of information. This poses a danger to the random stranger who bought it and then allowed it to escape for free.
- The company cannot recover your data because attackers control the decryption keys.
At the end of the notice is some of the confidential information that concerns President Trump.