Hacker Group Steals Documents Relating to 9/11, Demands Ransom in Bitcoin

A hacker group has threatened to reveal "secret" data related to September 11 attacks in the U.S. after claiming to have got access to a large cache of confidential files.

The Dark Overlord, a renowned "professional adversarial threat group" that is credited for major hacks of plastic surgery clinics, Netflix, and many other sensitive targets sent their threats once more.

"The online posts relate to an incident we reported in April 2018 ... when we were made aware that a USA law firm that advised Hiscox, some of our commercial policyholders and other insurers, had experienced a data breach in which information was stolen", Hiscox said in a statement.

A spokesperson from Hiscox told Motherboard their own systems were unaffected by the incident but that data from a case a law firm handled for Hiscox related to litigation on the 9/11 attacks was likely taken.

The Dark Overlord makes large claims for the stolen documents. "What we're about to announce and leak will top Edward Snowden's finest work, both in volume and in impact", the document reads. The Dark Overlord claims that while their ransom was paid in relation to that earlier hack, their victim violated the "agreement" by cooperating with law enforcement, necessitating further extortion.

Pay the fuck up, or we're going to bury you with this.

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"We're not motivated by any political thoughts". The material, which supposedly includes confidential government documents that were meant to be destroyed but were instead retained by legal firms, allegedly reveals "the truth about one of the most recognizable incidents in recent history and one which is shrouded in mystery with little transparency and not many answers". "We're not hacktivists. We're motivated only by our pursuit of internet money", said a statement shared by the Twitter account.

The group claims that the documents in its possession are the "truth" though it has provided few details on what the files actually contain.

Back in April 2018, the global insurance firm Hiscox was hacked and now the group is taking responsibility for the attack in which it acquired the 9/11 documents.

The group claimed via tweets that they will offer many comprehensive answers about 9/11 conspiracies through an 18,000-secret documents leak.

During a 4chan Q&A, the group additionally claimed to have documents related to UFO disclosure.

Some documents even undermine claims made by 9/11 conspiracy theorists about the supposed profit motive behind the destruction of the World Trade Center towers. "However, there's a third option: we've opened the auction to nation-states and terrorist organisations who'd like to get their hands on some truly juicy truths about 9/11".

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