“The Dark Overlord”

MO: A second TheDarkOverlord target confirms hack (updated)

In the past 24 hours, two of TheDarkOverlord’s targets have publicly acknowledged breaches previously reported by this site. Yesterday, it was the Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Georgia who issued a public statement (previous coverage). Today, it’s a group of clinics in Farmington, Missouri (previous coverage). Daily Journal Online reports: The medical group which includes...

Should you pay a hacker’s ransom?

Carl Herberger of Radware writes: If someone locked down your pacemaker, what would you pay to regain control? If hackers took over a cockpit or locomotive, what would you pay for restitution? This is the future of ransomware that we’ll almost certainly see if the evolution of these threats holds course. Any time human...

Another healthcare database hacked and put up for sale (UPDATED)

The blackhat using the Twitter handle @tdohack3r (TheDarkOverlord) has put yet another database with patient information up for sale. As with previous hacks, the database contains identity information that could be used for identity theft or fraud. It also contains medical insurance account information and codes related to the type of service. According to the...