There’s a small update in the proceedings involving Nathan Wyatt, aka “Crafty Cockney,” the U.K. national who has been charged in the Eastern District of Missouri for his alleged role in hacks and extortion attempts by thedarkoverlord (TDO). Wyatt had been charged in a sealed indictment back in 2017, and was arrested in the U.K. after serving jail time there for crimes that included hacking and attempting to extort a law firm as “thedarkoverlords.” The U.S.’s extradition request was granted, and Wyatt has been in custody in the U.S. since December, 2019. In January, he pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to blackmail healthcare providers, two counts of aggravated identity theft, and three counts of threatening damage to a protected computer.involving conspiracy and extortion.
On April 20, Wyatt’s attorney notified the court that he was waiving his right to file any pre-trial motions. With that no longer an issue, the court went ahead and scheduled Wyatt’s trial for June 15 before Honorable Ronnie L. White, United States District Judge.
Whether this case actually goes to trial or Wyatt makes a plea deal remains to be seen. He can request a plea hearing any time before the June 15 trial date.
This site has reported on Wyatt numerous times. You can find previous coverage by searching this site for “Crafty Cockney.” Additional coverage of TDO can be found by searching this site for “thedarkoverlord.”