In line with a recent report ‘published‘ by Motherboard, ‘TheDarkOverlord’, the hacking group that got well-liked for ‘releasing‘ episodes of the hit TV series Orange is the New Black, has surfaced once again, now this time they claim to possess data associated with the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center back in 2001.
In line with an update ‘revealed‘ on social networking website Twitter on New Year’s Eve, the ‘TheDarkOverlord’ group claim to possess thousands of documents from insurance companies like Lloyds of London, Silverstein Properties, and Hiscox Syndicates. They’re now threatening to publish the contents of the files that it claims would “provide answers” to a number of conspiracy theories regarding the attack if their ransom demands aren’t met.
An interpreter for the Hiscox Group gave confirmation of the hack, stating that the hackers was able to gain access to the confidential files of a law company that suggested the corporate and had presumably gotten proceeding files that were associated with the ‘surprise attack‘.
Speaking with Motherboard, the interpreter said:
“The law firm’s systems aren’t connected to Hiscox’s IT infrastructure and Hiscox’s own systems were unaffected by this incident. One amongst the cases the firm handled for Hiscox and other alternative insurers associated with the proceeding arising from the events of 9/11, and that we believe that information in reference to this was stolen via that breach.”
In line with the report, ‘TheDarkOverlord’ group had posted letters and mails on-line, mentioning several law companies, the Federal Aviation Administration and therefore the Transport Security Administration. They discharged a link to an associated archived file containing the documents they reportedly stole. Though it’s still encrypted, they have given notice of their intention to release the linked decoding keys unless ransom payment is paid in Bitcoins [BTC].
TheDarkOverlord is additionally blackmailing people and corporations whose details are enclosed within the documents, demanding that they make the desired payments if they would prefer to exclude their names from the documents. The Motherboard article quoted a demand letter sent by the hackers, where they threatened to bring down multiple firms.
“If you still fail us., we’ll escalate these releases by revealing the keys, each time a Layer is opened, a replacement wave of liability will fall upon you.”
Hiscox has for now noted that publication of the insurance-related information isn’t getting to yield much.