Hackers revealed some information that could allegedly prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from being re-elected for a second term in November, Forbes reports.
According to its sources, a group of Internet fraudsters calling themselves REvil, allegedly received confidential data by hacking into the database of a law firm from New York, headed by lawyer Allen Graubman. This firm and Grabman are not affiliated with or involved with the American leader.
Last week, hackers extorted $21 million for documents compromising performers such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mariah Carey, U2 and other artists who are clients of the law firm. Then the cybercriminals demanded $42 million, threatening to publish the dirt on Trump.
The firm, according to the magazine, refused to negotiate with extortionists on the grounds that the FBI classifies their actions as an act of international terrorism.
Graberman informed Forbes that he was given links to encrypted files where hackers placed some compromising data and access passwords. We are talking about 169 messages sent via e-mail. All these messages mention Trump in one way or another, but contain nothing compromising, says the magazine.
Trump has already received enough votes from party congress delegates to nominate a Republican candidate in the presidential election. The convention will be held August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.