The Dark Overlord

Hacking

Hackers Breach Company That Makes License Plate Readers for U.S. Government

The hacker known as "Boris Bullet-Dodger" has published what appears to be internal data belonging to Perceptics, which provides license plate reader technology for the Mexico border.
Joseph Cox
Caroline Haskins
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.24.19
cybercrime

A Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Files Has Been Released

Someone has published the decryption key for the third layer of allegedly 9/11-linked documents from The Dark Overlord hacking group.
Joseph Cox
2.21.19
cybercrime

The Dark Overlord Decrypts More 9/11 Insurance Files

After apparently raising thousands of dollars through a crowdfunding effort, The Dark Overlord have decrypted a set of the 9/11 attack connected litigation documents.
Joseph Cox
1.4.19
Cyber Podcast

CYBER Podcast: The Dark Overlord and the 9/11 Insurance Files Hack

In this week’s episode of CYBER, we talk about how The Dark Overlord hacking group has evolved, and is one of the most sophisticated crews when it comes to manipulating the media.
Motherboard Staff
1.4.19
Motherboard

Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks

The Dark Overlord appears to be trying to capitalize on conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks.
Joseph Cox
12.31.18
NOT SO FAST

After Arrest in Serbia, Netflix Hackers ‘The Dark Overlord’ Say They’re Still Going

Serbian police may have arrested a suspected member of The Dark Overlord hacking crew, but someone in control of the group's email account told Motherboard "we're still here."
Joseph Cox
5.17.18
You've Got Time

Meet the Hackers Holding Netflix to Ransom

The Dark Overlord attempted to extort plenty of companies before targeting Netflix.
Joseph Cox
5.2.17
Online Extortion

FBI Investigating Security Researcher for Links to Dark Overlord Hacking Gang

Justin Shafer has reported exposed data in his capacity as a researcher, but the FBI is investigating him for alleged links to The Dark Overlord hacking group.
Joseph Cox
4.4.17
security

Hackers Claim Theft of Data from Gorilla Glue

The case highlights the sort of sensitive commercial material hackers can obtain from many normal businesses.
Joseph Cox
11.17.16
Sports

Hackers Threaten Release of Atlanta Professional Athletes’ Medical Data

The Dark Overlord has threatened to publicly release the sensitive data unless the clinic pays a $60,500 ransom
Joseph Cox
11.16.16
Media

How a Hacker Is Gaming the Media to Extort His Victims

The hacker behind a recent slew of healthcare organisation breaches is deliberately using the media to intimidate his victims.
Joseph Cox
6.30.16