“The Dark Overlord”

Australian Shipbuilder Hacked, Refuses to Pay Ransom

I thought I posted something on this already, but apparently I didn’t, so if you hadn’t heard already, an Australian shipbuilder who also has contracts with the U.S. Navy was hacked and the hacker made extortion demands that the firm has refused. Jeremy Kirk reports: Australia’s largest defense exporter says it hasn’t responded to...

Commentary: What Constitutes Negligence in Company Data Breaches?

Amy L. Hanna Keeney of Adams and Reese writes about an opinion in a court case that stemmed from one of TheDarkOverlord’s hacks: their attack on Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC). I had covered that breach extensively, including commenting on the fact that AOC did not offer any free services to patients whose data had...

So was TheDarkOverlord really arrested?

Over the past few days, I’ve been asked by many people what I think about reports that Serbian police arrested a member of TheDarkOverlord. Some journalists seem to be going even further and reporting that multiple arrests have been made. I’ve said repeatedly and will repeat it here: I don’t know who did get...

Member of TheDarkOverlord arrested — reports

There are reports in the news this morning that a member of TheDarkOverlord has been arrested by Serbian police. These are translations via Google, and I do not see any report yet naming the arrestee or a photo, but… Serbian police arrested SS (1980) from Belgrade suspected of being one of the hackers from...

Six months after TheDarkOverlord attacked their district, School District 6 sends breach notification letters to parents

More than six months after the hacker or hackers known as TheDarkOverlord hacked and terrorized School District 6 in Columbia Falls, Montana, the district has sent parents breach notification letters revealing what they were able – and not able – to determine. Three versions of the March 19th letter, marked “Draft” and signed by...

H-E Parts Morgan hacked – TheDarkOverlord

In July, 2013,  H-E Parts International, a manufacturer of aftermarket parts and components for the mining industry, acquired The Morgan Group. Morgan already had an established reputation for servicing the mining, oil, and gas industries. Together, H-E Parts International Morgan grew as a global corporation with offices in Canada, Chile, Australia, China, Peru, and throughout the  United...

FBI Private Industry Notification warns schools about TheDarkOverlord

On January 31, 2018, the FBI released a Private Industry Notification (PIN) warning schools about the hacker(s) known as TheDarkOverlord. The information in the PIN was provided by the FBI and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, and it appears to be an expanded version of a prior alert to schools issued...

Austin Manual Therapy notifies 1,750 patients of data breach

Austin Manual Therapy Association recently notified HHS of a hacking incident that reportedly affected 1,750 of their patients. That incident was first reported on DataBreaches.net on October 18, after TheDarkOverlord (TDO) had publicly claimed in tweets to have hacked them.  TDO’s tweets had also suggested that they had made an extortion demand on the...