According to a group of hackers who call themselves REvil, they have successfully stolen nearly 800 gigabytes worth of files from a law firm and they are demanding that the firm pay them $42 million or the files become public. The original asking price by the hackers was only half that amount, but when they found out that they had Trump’s documents in their possession, they doubled it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced