Hackers threaten to release Trump's 'dirty laundry' unless they're paid ransom


To be clear, I do not condone this. Not at all.

And, unlike Trump, if someone came to me with this kind of information, I’d contact the FBI immediately — not say, “I love it, especially later in the summer.” Because, you know, I’m a real American with real American values, not a flabby-brained, bone-spurious disgrace.

That said …

Business Insider:

A hacker group that stole 756 gigabytes of data from one of the top US entertainment law firms doubled its ransom to $42 million and threatened to release “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump if the money is not paid, Page Six reported on Thursday.

The hacker group originally asked for $21 million not to release the information it claims to have stolen, and it’s since upped the ante.

On Thursday, the group doubled the ransom and threatened to leak damaging information on Trump, Page Six reported.

“The next person we'll be publishing is Donald Trump. There's an election going on, and we found a ton of dirty laundry,” the hackers said, according to Page Six.

They added: “Mr. Trump, if you want to stay president, poke a sharp stick at the guys, otherwise you may forget this ambition forever. 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.

Again, this might be nothing. Could just be a bluff. It’s probably just a bluff. And hacking is illegal. And enthusiastically accepting hacked information is at the very least deeply unethical, as anyone other than Donald Trump and pretty much anyone who’s connected to him or supports him surely knows.

But this would be pretty ironic, huh?



Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs before speaking to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS2V3R

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, laughs out loud after Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., asked Clinton if she was home alone during night of the 2012 Benghazi attacks during testimony on Capitol Hill in Washi


Again, this is deeply disturbing and very concerning. I do not condone this, and I believe anyone who would disseminate or encourage the dissemination of hacked information should be ashamed of themselves.

I’m just sharing a story that’s currently in wide circulation.

Have a nice day.

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