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A hacker named The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen files related to insurance claims during the September 11th terrorist attacks. They said Forbes they are just looking for Bitcoin in exchange for the data.

The stolen information includes stolen files from an unnamed insurance provider who worked alongside major providers, including Hiscox and Lloyd's of London. Initially, the hacker announced his intention to use the files to fan fears around the 9/11 conspiracy theories. But the Dark Lord said Forbes, "We are doing this to power our Bitcoin portfolios."

The Dark Overlord has long perpetrated extortion attempts as a result of hacking a studio working for Netflix in 2017 and many other private companies in the following months. In this case, a selection of free documents was broadcast as a trailer shortly after the announcement of the attacks on New Year's Eve.

On The Pastebin, The Dark Overlord claimed to have acquired 18,000 documents, many of which involved litigation related to the events of September 11th. On Wednesday, the hacker began posting links on Twitter and Pastebin in which he said they would fund much of the leaks. Once certain financial goals are achieved – ranging from $ 250 in Bitcoin to $ 2 million – more and more files would be published. (Twitter has subsequently suspended the account.) Until now, freely disclosed documents seem harmless, but the hacker promised more juicy information.

"What we are going to reveal is the truth. The truth about one of the most recognizable incidents in recent history and that is shrouded in mystery, with little transparency and few answers, "wrote the hacker.

Before the closure of his account, the group had contacted WikiLeaks via Twitter, saying that the runaway organization of Julian Assange could want to get in touch with the information she had acquired. On email, the Dark Overlord declined to comment.

But a spokesman for Hiscox said the leak was related to the violation of an unidentified US law firm that had advised Hiscox, some of its commercial insurers and other insurers. This incident was reported in April 2018.

"The law firm's systems are not connected to Hiscox's IT infrastructure, and the Hiscox systems have not been affected by this incident," Hiscox spokesman said. "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. "

A spokesman for Lloyd's of London said that his systems had not been violated either, but that, as with Hiscox, the leak was linked to the previous attack. "Lloyd's will continue to monitor the situation closely, including working with management agents targeted by the hacker group."

This echoes The Dark Overlord's own statement that the hacker or his team was responsible for an offense previously reported to a US law firm. After this company cooperated with law enforcement, the hacker made the decision to start releasing files, according to the statement.

Bigger than the Panama Papers?

Another insurance provider, Advantage Life, has also been targeted by The Dark Overlord, but there is confusion about when and what type of violation of the company. An Advantage Life spokesperson confirmed at Forbes he learned of an attack early in 2018 and informed clients and regulators at this moment. As stated in the notice to customers, Advantage Life discovered that one of its websites had been copied for the purpose of misleading customer information. He filed reports with the FBI and cooperated with this agency in his investigation.

The company said it received threats to Advantage Life in which a hacker announced that it would reveal the personal identity and financial information of the life insurance policyholders, said a spokesman. Forbes.

But The Dark Overlord said Forbes that they had nothing to do with the copied website. "We literally have nothing to do with it, and we have no idea what they are talking about. Our hacking dated much earlier and it resulted in a violation of their offices, hundreds of GB of confidential data that we allow you to have soon. "

The Advantage Life spokesperson did not respond to these specific allegations.

This report has been updated to remove the statement that Advantage Life was an investment bank. It is an insurance business. The company also assists the FBI as part of an investigation, not several, as previously stated.

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A hacker named The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen files related to insurance claims during the September 11th terrorist attacks. They said Forbes they are just looking for Bitcoin in exchange for the data.

The stolen information includes stolen files from an unnamed insurance provider who worked alongside major providers, including Hiscox and Lloyd's of London. Initially, the hacker announced his intention to use the files to fan fears around the 9/11 conspiracy theories. But the Dark Lord said Forbes, "We are doing this to power our Bitcoin portfolios."

The Dark Overlord has long perpetrated extortion attempts as a result of hacking a studio working for Netflix in 2017 and many other private companies in the following months. In this case, a selection of free documents was broadcast as a trailer shortly after the announcement of the attacks on New Year's Eve.

On The Pastebin, The Dark Overlord claimed to have acquired 18,000 documents, many of which involved litigation related to the events of September 11th. On Wednesday, the hacker began posting links on Twitter and Pastebin in which he said they would fund much of the leaks. Once certain financial goals are achieved – ranging from $ 250 in Bitcoin to $ 2 million – more and more files would be published. (Twitter has subsequently suspended the account.) Until now, freely disclosed documents seem harmless, but the hacker promised more juicy information.

"What we are going to reveal is the truth. The truth about one of the most recognizable incidents in recent history and that is shrouded in mystery, with little transparency and few answers, "wrote the hacker.

Before the closure of his account, the group had contacted WikiLeaks via Twitter, saying that the runaway organization of Julian Assange could want to get in touch with the information she had acquired. On email, the Dark Overlord declined to comment.

But a spokesman for Hiscox said the leak was related to the violation of an unidentified US law firm that had advised Hiscox, some of its commercial insurers and other insurers. This incident was reported in April 2018.

"The law firm's systems are not connected to Hiscox's IT infrastructure, and the Hiscox systems have not been affected by this incident," Hiscox spokesman said. "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. "

A spokesman for Lloyd's of London said that his systems had not been violated either, but that, as with Hiscox, the leak was linked to the previous attack. "Lloyd's will continue to monitor the situation closely, including working with management agents targeted by the hacker group."

This echoes The Dark Overlord's own statement that the hacker or his team was responsible for an offense previously reported to a US law firm. After this company cooperated with law enforcement, the hacker made the decision to start releasing files, according to the statement.

Bigger than the Panama Papers?

Another insurance provider, Advantage Life, has also been targeted by The Dark Overlord, but there is confusion about when and what type of violation of the company. An Advantage Life spokesperson confirmed at Forbes he learned of an attack early in 2018 and informed clients and regulators at this moment. As stated in the notice to customers, Advantage Life discovered that one of its websites had been copied for the purpose of misleading customer information. He filed reports with the FBI and cooperated with this agency in his investigation.

The company said it received threats to Advantage Life in which a hacker announced that it would reveal the personal identity and financial information of the life insurance policyholders, said a spokesman. Forbes.

But The Dark Overlord said Forbes that they had nothing to do with the copied website. "We literally have nothing to do with it, and we have no idea what they are talking about. Our hacking dated much earlier and it resulted in a violation of their offices, hundreds of GB of confidential data that we allow you to have soon. "

The Advantage Life spokesperson did not respond to these specific allegations.

This report has been updated to remove the statement that Advantage Life was an investment bank. It is an insurance business. The company also assists the FBI as part of an investigation, not several, as previously stated.