Hackers Threaten To Leak Trump Documents

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The group that was behind the hacking of the municipal websites in Fulton County, Georgia has threatened that it is going to release to the public documents relating to the criminal case against former President Donald Trump unless they receive random payments. 

The deadline set by LockBit for the payment of the random is on Thursday at 8:49 a.m. ET. Originally the payment deadline had been set for Saturday according to Christopher Krebs, a cybersecurity reporter. 

CBS News had first reported the hacking of the court systems in the state on January 30. The hacking had interrupted normal operations. 

On Saturday LockBit posted a message in both Russian and English stating that the stolen document included a lot of “interesting” things relating to the election interference case against the former President which could also have an effect on the 2024 presidential election. 

The Department of Justice announced last week that they had joined international law enforcement partners in order to disrupt the group. They also unsealed an indictment that connected two Russian nationals to the hacking operations. 

The message from LockbitSupp read that the only way that the FBI was getting involved with hacking now was because they did not want any of the information relating to Fulton County to be leaked. 

Krebs in his report noted that the group was regrouping and according to Business Insider, the group would be operational again over the weekend. 

LockBit posted a message on a new website claiming that backup copies had been created for all of the documents that had been taken from the Fulton County government’s website.

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