A notorious hacking group — TheDarkOverlord, which gained prominence for the release of yet to be aired episodes of the popular female prison-themed TV series— “Orange is the New Black” has recently made it known that it is set to release information pertaining to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center back in 2009. The only way to prevent the release of the report is through the payment of ransom in Bitcoin.
TheDarkOverlord Announced via Twitter
The group made this announcement known through its Twitter handle — thedarkoverlord (@tdo_h4ck3rs). The group which hacked top ranking insurance firms such as Lloyds of London, Silverstein Properties, and Hiscox Syndicates made it known that it will be providing the answer to several conspiracies surrounding the 911 attack.
The tweet from the group reads that:
“We’ll be providing many answers about 9.11 conspiracies through our 18.000 secret documents leak [email protected] others#thedarkoverlord#911hacked#hacking#leak#cybercrime”
The hack has been confirmed by a spokesperson from one of the hacked insurance company— Hiscox Syndicates.
According to the spokesperson, the group gains assess to the database of one of the law firms advising the group. Therefore litigation files relating to the incident were stolen in the hack.
The spokesperson confirmed this in a statement which reads:
“The law firm’s systems are not connected to Hiscox’s IT infrastructure and Hiscox’s own systems were unaffected by this incident. One of the cases the law firm handled for Hiscox and other insurers related to litigation arising from the events of 9/11, and we believe that information relating to this was stolen during that breach.”
TheDarkOverlord group has also been sending blackmailing letters to individuals whose names were included in the stolen documents. The group wants these individuals to make payments in BTC if they want their names removes from the documents when it goes live.
Excerpt from the blackmail letter reads:
“If you continue to fail us, we’ll escalate these releases by releasing the keys, each time a Layer is opened, a new wave of liability will fall upon you.”