(ETH) – Televangelist Kenneth Copeland has allegedly been hit by hackers who are threatening to release 1.2 terabytes of data about his business.
Copeland – who went viral over his maniacal fake laugh at Joe Biden’s election win – has become the latest high profile figure targeted by ransomware gang REvil, according to a post on the gang’s dark web site.
Russian hacking group REvil published on their dark web headquarters Happy Blog that they had accessed Copeland’s firm and presented a string a screenshots as alleged evidence.
The gang has previously threatened to auction off data allegedly stolen from pop star Madonna, released legal documents relating to Lady Gaga, and tried to extort Donald Trump.
The group uses ransomware – a type of software often unknowingly installed by the victim – to break into a networks and encrypt them. Copeland, 83, who has an estimated net worth of $760million, based in Texas, heads up Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) and is one of the world’s wealthiest pastors. READ MORE