Monday, 22 April 2019

Hackers threaten to leak 9/11 files

Sputnik

NEW YORK: The same hackers that released episodes of a yet-to-be-aired Netflix series and hacked major networks such as ABC, NBC, and HBO say that gigabytes of highly-confidential material they stole from a law firm could shed more light on the biggest terror act in American history.

The Dark Overlord, an international hacker group, have announced that they have stolen a trove of undisclosed information regarding the 9/11 attacks – and they are ready to release it unless they do not receive ransom money, denominated in Bitcoins.

The group, infamously known for leaking, in 2017, episodes of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, say that they have hacked an unnamed US-based law firm. When looking through the stolen cache of data, they found “hundreds of gigabytes of litigation-related documents”, including a total of 18,000 e-mails, non-disclosure agreements, expert witness testimonies, and communications with government officials.

The hacked law firm is said to have paid a “satisfactory” amount of money to the Dark Overlord but also contacted law enforcement officials – a move that drew the hackers’ ire.

ACLU Sues 7 US Federal Agencies to Expose Government Hacking The cyber thieves teased that the release of this data would outshine “both in volume and impact” Edward Snowden’s leak of documents on extensive internet and phone surveillance in the US. “We’ll guarantee to all our astute readers that the subsequent release of these materials will generate millions of news articles and result in the biggest and most significant data breach ever to have occurred.”

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