Crowdfunding for evil
The hacker or cybergang calling itself The Dark Overlord has started the new year on a dark note, announcing Wednesday that it is crowdfunding the release of sensitive legal documents linked to the 9/11 attack, which it claims to have stolen from international insurance companies Hiscox and Lloyd’s of London. As the crowdfunding endeavor hits each bitcoin milestone, The Dark Overlord promises to release increasingly juicier documents, declaring that it has poached over 18,000 relevant files. Both insurance companies report that their systems have not, in fact, been breached and that the data was stolen from associated law firms. The Dark Overlord made news last year when it released Orange is the New Black episodes ahead of their official premiere because Netflix refused to pay an extortion sum.