TheDarkOverlord

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...

Court dates set in Justin Shafer case

On Friday, December 1, lawyers for an infosec researcher who has been in jail since April will  argue that U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey should release Justin Shafer from jail while he awaits trial. For those who are not familiar with the case, Shafer, a dental integrator technician and independent infosecurity researcher, faces...

Man linked to TheDarkOverlord sentenced to 3 years in jail

Sam Wildman reports that a Wellingborough, U.K. man who has been linked to TheDarkOverlord has been sentenced to jail for three years, but for crimes that do not unequivocally appear to be the work of the blackhat hacking collective. “Crafty Cockney,” whose real name is Nathan Wyatt, had pleaded guilty in September to 20...

Charities unprepared for cyber attack risk

Recently, in an encrypted chat, a spokesperson for TheDarkOverlord (TDO) commented to me how their attack on Little Red Door in Indiana is still getting media attention. Not surprisingly to me, attacking a charity that helps cancer patients seemed to generate a particularly strong emotional response among members of the pubic.  Well, that and...

Shafer’s attorney appeals revocation of his pretrial release

Attorneys for Justin Shafer have appealed the revocation of his pretrial release. As regular readers of this site likely know already, Shafer has been in jail since April on charges of cyberstalking an FBI agent and the agent’s family. Those cyberstalking charges have nothing to do with three FBI raids conducted on Shafer prior...

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre makes note of TheDarkOverlord

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ, saw fit to include a notice about TheDarkOverlord in their Weekly Threat Report of November 3. Their weekly threat report is drawn from open source reporting. The Dark Overlord – Systematic cyber-enabled extortion A cyber crime group called ‘The Dark Overlord’ has claimed responsibility...

Exclusive: Government attempt to compromise us with NIT failed – TheDarkOverlord

In an exclusive interview with DataBreaches.net, TheDarkOverlord discusses government attempts to compromise them and the commercial success of their operations.  While reporting on TheDarkOverlord hack involving the information of Flathead, Montana students, Matt Hoffman of the Billings Gazette included a somewhat surprising detail: At one point, unsuccessful raids were conducted in London attempting to locate...

Line 204 hacked by TheDarkOverlord

Line 204 in Hollywood has disclosed that they were hacked by TheDarkOverlord. The Los Angeles Business Journal reports: “All we know right now is that the group has stolen Line 204’s client database, and we’re working with the FBI now to uncover exactly what they may actually have in their possession,” a Line 204...