The hackers claim to have documents related to the horrible 9/11 terrorist attack. They have so far raised around $42,000.
Hacker group TheDarkOverlord
In case you have missed it, a hacker group claims to have very valuable documents regarding the terrorist attack which occurred September 11th. On New Year’s Eve, a hacker group announced it had breached a law firm handling cases related to the September 11 attack. They threatened to publicly release a large cache of related internal files unless the firm met their demands. It is unclear what exact files the group has stolen, but it is trying to capitalise on conspiracy theories around the 9/11 attacks. The group wrote:
“Pay the fuck up, or we’re going to bury you with this. If you continue to fail us, we’ll escalate these releases by releasing the keys. Each time a Layer is opened, a new wave of liability will fall upon you.”
They also wrote on Twitter that they have an 18,000 secret document about the terrorist event. The hacker group’s name is TheDarkOverlord and got popular for releasing episodes of the TV series; Orange is the new black. They received $50,000 in ransom money because they hacked major studies such as Netflix. They stole dozens of films and movie titles and demanded money for returning them.
The hacker group strikes again
The hackers first requested that insurance companies and others they claim are incriminated in the documents to pay them off. They have stated multiple times that they are out for money. However, they are not Americans. The 9/11 attacks do not have the same public interest to them as it might to an American group of hackers. Their goal is only to make money it seems.
They look to the public to provide upwards of $1 million in Bitcoin for the full release. Each new donation takes the public closer to whatever information they have in store. A few weeks back they released the second part of their documents on Busy.org. They wrote:
“Hello, world. As you’re well aware, we designed a compensation plan that would allow for the public crowd-funding of our organisation to permit the public disclosure of our “9/11 Papers” in the interest of the public. Part of this plan was to create a tiered escalation plan that would result in multiple layers and milestones (which we’re calling checkpoints) to ensure the powers at be are properly bent over a barrel. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we’re financially motivated, and you (the public) has spoken to us in our language (internet money, specifically Bitcoin). Remember, continuing to fund our wallet will continue to keep us motivated to help break the truth to the world by open-sourcing what we’re calling the “9/11 Papers”. To create a bit more buzz, we’ve decided to continue forward and release the decryption key for Layer 2.”
After the statement, donations have poured in. Some have donated more than 1 BTC, and one was even around 3 BTC. The last donation was for around $35. The last time they withdrew funds from the wallet was a couple of days ago for just over $300. The money went to a different address than the previous withdrawal, which went to 38xFTqA28c62Lpjcce8hpDGgbk1huwyiY1.
However, The campaign gains more attention on social media, and it has fueled the interest from the general public. While Steemit.com have banned TheDarkOverLord, they still seem to get their messages out to the public.
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