Hackers Threaten to Publish Thousands of 9/11 Related Documents
Hackers Threaten to Publish Thousands of 9/11 Related Documents. The hacker group that calls itself The Dark Overlord threatens with the publication of more than eighteen thousand documents linked to the attacks of 11 September 2001. These were legal documents from insurers.
The documents come from, among others, insurance company Hiscox writes The Dark Overlord in a statement on Pastebin. The insurer affirms in communication with Motherboard that a legal advisory company is a victim.
According to The Dark Overlord, this includes e-mails, contracts, confidentiality statements, settlements, statements, voicemails and conversation between companies and the FBI, the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Defense.
In addition to Hiscox, the British insurance market Lloyd’s of London and the US investment firm in real estate Silverstone Properties are victims.
In April it was already known that a large American insurer was hacked, but the company or the perpetrator was not transparent at the time. The Dark Overlord now claims to be the group behind the hack.
One of the victims would have accepted a proposal to bribe but violated a condition imposed by The Dark Overlord by engaging the authorities.
The hacker group would have released some of the documents obtained through the hack on Wednesday. In this way, the hackers want to prove the thousands of documents in their hands.
The Dark Overlord wants to sell the complete set of documents and explicitly calls on terrorist organisations, Russia and China to buy the loot.
The Dark Overlord is best known for a hack at Netflix, where the group demanded a ransom to keep a new season of the Orange Is The New Black series for themselves.