nucleus if Trump has never used this law firm, chances are the perpetrators are bluffing - or they really do have information from another source they haven’t disclosed.
It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out. I can’t see the US President or his administration caving into this request anytime soon. And if they do, that raises another topic altogether. As the law firm impacted rightfully states, there’s absolutely zero guarantee that information won’t be released or deleted either. When you are requesting USD 42m as a ransom, it’s highly likely that won’t be paid by anyone with an ounce of sanity.
The real issue here is one of integrity concerning information storage. Why wasn’t such data encrypted, for example ?