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Hackers Are Threatening to Release Trump Documents in Fulton County Case if Not Paid – Claiming Russia Is Involved?

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Hackers have reportedly threatened to release confidential documents related to President Trump’s case in Fulton County if they don’t receive a ransom.  

MSN reported late Thursday:

A ransomware group shut down by the FBI after threatening to release confidential files from Georgia’s Fulton County court system, including files related to the criminal case against former President Trump, appears to have resurrected. LockBit is now threatening to release files that “could affect the upcoming US election” within hours. On Saturday, just four days after the FBI and UK’s National Crime Agency infiltrated LockBit’s websites and servers and arrested two people, the group was back with a new website and a claim that it had backup copies of documents stolen from the Fulton County government’s website. It threatened to release the files March 2 unless an unspecified ransom was paid. But it has since moved up the deadline to 8:49am ET Thursday, per Business Insider.

The group, which provides sophisticated ransomware to affiliate hackers, taking a cut of ransoms paid, is thought to have targeted over 2,000 victims, receiving $120 million in ransom funds, according to the Justice Department, which claims two Russian nationals are involved. Fulton County’s computer systems were hacked Jan. 27. LockBit then released a countdown timer, saying files would be released Feb. 16 unless a ransom was paid. When a countdown timer expires, it’s usually replaced by a link to download stolen files. But that didn’t happen Feb. 16, which led some to speculate that Fulton County was negotiating with the hackers. County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts denied that in a Feb. 20 press conference, just hours after LockBit’s websites were seized.

Yahoo reports more on the Russian connection.

The hacking group responsible for taking down Fulton County’s websites in Georgia is threatening to publish documents from the state’s court system — including ones related to the criminal case against Donald Trump — unless it gets paid a ransom.

In a message posted online Saturday, in both English and Russian, the hacking group called LockBit said the stolen documents “contain a lot of interesting things and Donald Trump’s court cases that could affect the upcoming US election.”

Initially, LockBit set a Saturday, March 2, deadline for the payment, according to the cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs.

It has since moved up that deadline to 8:49 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 29, LockBit’s restored website shows.

It’s not clear how much money the group is demanding. The hacking group’s demands are often negotiated in private, Dan Schiappa, the chief product officer at the cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf, said.

The fact that Russia is noted as involved indicates that the Deep State is behind this.  Perhaps they want to taint evidence that would prevent it from being used in the court of law?

We saw Russia used in various plots created by the Mueller gang during the DOJ’s attempted coup of President Trump during his administration.  To date the many individuals indicted by Mueller have never been located.

The Russians indicted in the Mueller gang were obviously make believe persons used to tie the bogus and claims about President Trump with Russia.

Now the Deep State is doing it all again, messing with a court case against President Trump in Georgia to again and as always hide the truth from the American people.

5 thoughts on “Hackers Are Threatening to Release Trump Documents in Fulton County Case if Not Paid – Claiming Russia Is Involved?”

  1. Release the files, its election interference and no one will believe the crap anyway. Then once they are released, arrest evey single one of them that have a tie to this crap.

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