Grubman Hackers Double Ransom Demand to $42 Million, Threaten to Leak ‘A Ton of Dirty Laundry’ on Donald Trump

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Overnight, Grubman hackers have doubled their ransomware demand from $21 million to $42 million — and pointed to some potentially damaging information against Donald Trump.

The hacking group that identifies itself as REvil says they will reveal “dirty laundry” on Donald Trump if the demand isn’t paid. The hackers of the Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks law firm posted an update yesterday.

“The ransom is now $42,000,000. 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 Grubman hackers’ post reads. The hackers were bold enough to address the president directly in their message.

“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 in one week,” the hackers’ statement reads.

“Grubman, we will destroy your company down to the ground if we don’t see the money,” the hackers write.

While the demand sounds like something straight out of a Black Mirror episode, it is a bit baffling. Out of all the famous clients who have retained Grubman’s services, Donald Trump wasn’t on the list. Though perhaps his name was omitted intentionally.

The firm’s owner, Allen Grubman, says he will not negotiate with the hackers. Part of the problem is trust: sources close to the power attorney say he’s afraid hackers will release the documents anyway (which, incidentally, does happen in a Black Mirror episode). Now that the FBI is involved, the matter is considered an act of international terrorism. Threatening the president of the United States certainly elevates that claim.

Grubman has represented stars like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and many more. Hackers posted screengrabs of a contract from Madonna’s “Madame X” tour to prove the hack’s authenticity. It’s estimated hackers obtained access to 756 GB of data, including contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and private communications.

16 Responses

  1. Reality

    Grubman didn’t have to have Trump as a client for the hackers to have obtained dirt on him. Grubman would have likely represented the other party in whatever the dispute or deal related to. Its not just their client’s at risk here, it’s everyone their clients did business with as well.

    • Greg

      Exactly. The net is much wider than people believe. It’s also the attorneys, the employees and any witnesses who were deposed.

  2. Al Jolson

    If the FBI, DNC, and Hillary found nothing, these hackers have no chance.

      • Al Jolson

        Actually, I did. WTF are you talking about? Or, are you just another deranged Trump hater who will call Trump a criminal if he cured cancer?

        You guys on the left are really sick. Get some objectivity in your lives and stop your manic hatred of Trump.

        • Al Jolson

          You never answered my question. And, you are a liar.

      • Al Jolson

        Yes, and the FBI, DNC, and Hillary (with Obama) ILLEGALLY spied on Trump and his advisors, yet found nothing.

        Talk about damn criminals.

        • Bert

          Oh, you mean the 30,000 Hilary emails and the hard drive that was taken to the Colorado mountain to be bleached? No? Then you must be referring to Obama’s birth certificate. No? Wait, those were just two of the wasted efforts and publicity hypes by Trump and his cronies.

          Talk about damn criminals.

          And I did answer your damn question earlier.

  3. Satoshi Bin Shlomo Rubenstein

    Lets the fireworks begin. No wah is Grubman and Co getting out of this with clean hands

  4. Doctor OhNo

    The Trump administration’s lawlessness has been evident from the start, as has its disregard for morality. Further revelations aren’t likely to affect Trump supporters’ mindset.

    • Deepfreeze

      You are so right….the guy is the new Tef-lon Don……….They just can’t stop him..

    • Al Jolson

      You have been saying that for years, and it still is not rue. Get help.

      Also, look a little closer at your Obama-era FBI. Clearly criminals and that is not important to you.

      • Angelito

        You have to admit, if you have any common sense, that Trump hasn’t been forthright with a lot. He flip-flops and is clearly a hypocrite when it fits his need. Other than that, he, his family and the Trump organizations have all profited wildly off of the American taxpayers. If you can’t see that, you’re either lying to yourself or truly hypnotized by this foolishness.

        • Al Jolson

          Go eat ice cream with Nancy Pelosi and talk about obscene profiting for decades as a politician. Or, does she not count because she is a democrat?

          Your insincerity and blatant partisanship shows.

          • Angelito

            There is no partisanship with me, no matter how many times you want to say it. I could give a crap what side of the aisle someone is on if they are doing wrong by our country.

            You show zero common sense. None. Keep spouting your lies and sewage.