Hackers Threaten To Release Trump Court Docs

The security firm LockBit announced on its new website that it had copied documents stolen from the Fulton County government’s server.

On January 30th, it was reported that officials in Georgia indicated that their court and other systems had been compromised, disrupting regular operations.

In a ransom demand, a cyber gang that compromised the government websites of Fulton County, Georgia, had threatened to release materials pertaining to the criminal case against former president Donald Trump.

The ransom must be paid by Thursday at 8:49 a.m. ET to LockBit.

According to cybersecurity journalist Christopher Krebs, the organization had initially scheduled the payment deadline for Saturday.

The stolen documents are said to contain data about Donald Trump’s court cases that could affect the upcoming US election. LockBit published the message in Russian and English on Saturday.

Joined by its British and international counterparts, the Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed last week that they had disrupted the LockBit ransomware organization.

The DOJ indicted two Russian nationals for their alleged involvement in the group’s hacking operations.

The amount that LockBit is requesting remains unknown. Dan Schiappa, chief product officer of cybersecurity company Arctic Wolf, said that the hacking group’s demands are frequently discussed behind closed doors.

According to the Associated Press, Russian speakers control LockBit, which refrains from attacking countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. The syndicate gives its customers the means to launch attacks and demand ransom.

The Department of Justice reports that LockBit has demanded and received hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom, targeted over 2,000 victims, and received over $120 million.