TheDarkOverlord

Are thedarkoverlord’s victims entitled to damages from Athens Orthopedic Clinic? Georgia Supreme Court to rule.

Bill Rankin reports: In the spring of 2016, a cyber thief calling himself the “Dark Overlord” hacked into the databases of a Clarke County medical clinic and emerged with the personal information of an estimated 200,000 patients. The Athens Orthopedic Clinic refused to pay the hacker’s ransom and advised current and former patients to...

AZ Plastic Surgery Center refuses thedarkoverlord’s “handsome” proposition, notifies patients and HHS of hack

Yet another healthcare provider has revealed that they were hacked by thedarkoverlord (TDO).  Dr. Robert Spies, a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona, has notified HHS and his patients of the hackers’ attempt to extort the practice. Although he does not name the hackers responsible in a notice on his web site, Dr. Spies explains:...

Fla. Courts Require Actual Injury to Demonstrate Standing in Data Breach Cases

Nicole Rekant and Stevan Pardo write: The proliferation of data breach cases in Florida courts has focused on Article III standing. To meet the pleading standard under Article III, a plaintiff must allege sufficient facts to show the injury-in-fact is concrete, particularized, actual, and imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical. An allegation of imminent injury may...

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...