<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In the latest application of a recently adopted policy Since the distribution of pirated material, Twitter has defeated the account of a hacking group suspected of stealing thousands of documents related to the insurance of a US law firm. linked to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
"data-reactid =" 18 "> In the latest enforcement of a recently adopted policy against the distribution of pirated content, Twitter has decided to defeat the account of a suspected hacking group. stealing thousands of insurance documents in US law related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The policy that prohibits the spread of stolen theft" private information or trade secrets, "is just one of many implemented in October faced with the increased scrutiny exercised by Washington lawmakers, because of what American intelligence describes as the militarization data-reactid = "19"> This policy, which prohibits the dissemination of stolen information or stolen trade secrets, is only one of the many implemented in October faced with the increased scrutiny exercised by Washington lawmakers, because of what American intelligence describes as the militarization social media by entities related to the Russian government.

For years, black hat hackers have been stealing equipment stolen from the platform, often with little or no impact. Hacktivist groups like Anonymous and LulzSec are just two examples of popular accounts where, in 2011, links to confidential data collected from the servers of large companies were openly shared.

With this latest action, however, Twitter is noticeably confirming that an era of uncontrolled spread of stolen secrets is now coming to an end.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The account suspended by Twitter was recently created by an established hacking group called The Dark Overlord. The group announced Monday the theft of some 18,000 confidential documents related to the World Trade Center bombings that he allegedly stole from a company in charge of litigation in the field of insurance. "Data-reactid =" 22 "> The account suspended by Twitter was recently created by an established hacking group called The Dark Overlord. The group announced Monday the theft of some 18,000 confidential documents related to the World Trade Center bombings, which he allegedly stole from a company in charge of litigation in the field of insurance.

<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "A reliable source of news relating to violations, .net databreaches , noted Wednesday that the initial hacking, first reported in April, had received little attention from the press. (The site also got exclusive files Dark Overlord has identified several insurance companies with which they have acquired the stolen cache: Hiscox Syndicates Ltd., Lloyd & s. Of London and Silverstein Properties. "data-reactid =" 23 "> A reliable source of databreaches.net violations, reported Wednesday that the initial hacking, the first reported in April, had received little attention from the press. (The site also got exclusive files Dark Overlord has identified several insurance companies with which it has acquired the stolen cache: Hiscox Syndicates Ltd., Lloyd's of London and Silverstein Properties.

In a public statement, Hiscox sought to stand out from the breach, claiming that his IT infrastructure was in no way tied to a law firm that he had hired, which would be the source disclosed material. "One of the cases handled by the law firm on behalf of Hiscox and other insurers was related to a subrogation litigation arising from the events of September 11, and we believe that information was stolen from during this violation, "said the company.

Notably, while the group claims to have hacked each of the three insurance companies it identified, Hiscox's statement casts doubt on this claim, including involving only one law firm as a source. The law firm has not yet been identified and Dark Overlord reportedly refused to explain himself after Hiscox's response.

Lloyd's of London and Silverstein Properties could not be contacted immediately for comment.

<p class = "canvas-canvas-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In addition to screenshots of hacked files shared via links on Pastebin, the threat group also shared a link to an archive, divided into five well-encrypted containers. The numbered containers would contain more and more outrageous materials related to the 9/11 attacks. The group advised reporters to download the archive now, adding: "Over time, we will be able to publish the keys for each of these containers if our requests from the companies concerned are not satisfied." "Data-reactid =" 27 "> In Besides screenshots of pirated files shared via links on Pastebin, the threat group also shared a link to an archive, divided into five well-encrypted containers. The numbered containers would contain more and more outrageous materials related to the 9/11 attacks. The group advised journalists to download the archives now, adding: "Over time, we will be able to make the keys of each of these containers public if our demands from the companies concerned are not met."

The group asked for money in exchange for not publishing the material. "Pay it, or we'll bury you with it," he said in an open letter. At the same time, the group claims to have put the materials on sale on the dark Web. (The Pastebin points to a specific forum where he claims that decryption keys will be released if his demands are not met, presumably if he can not find a buyer otherwise.)

Although the examples of documents seem authentic, those that have been made public seem so far typical of what might be expected of legal disputes over the most important terrorist attacks in modern history. The full range of hardware is unknown, but the hacking group describes them as:

What types of documents, in particular? E-mails, service contracts, non-disclosure agreements, regulations, litigation strategies, liability analysis, defense training, expert witness testimony, testimonials, communications with government officials worldwide, voice messages, contact information the FBI, USDOJ, DOD, and more, confidential communications and much more.

It is also clear that the group hopes to exploit the wide range of often incredible theories surrounding attacks and those allegedly responsible by less than reliable sources. On Monday, the group tweeted that it would provide "many answers on 9.11 plots through our leak of 18,000 secret documents".

Potentially, the pickup of 9/11 conspiracy is a tactic to draw attention to social media and force the hands of those most at risk of losing by distributing proprietary information online; mainly the lawyers and the different insurers involved.

Nevertheless, the true motivations of the pirates are not a mystery. In fact, they explain quite clearly in their letter: "We are motivated by no political thought. We are not hacktivists, "they wrote. "We are motivated only by our quest for money on the Internet (Bitcoin)."

On the suspension of Dark Overlord's account, a Twitter spokesman told Gizmodo: "We do not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons."

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