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Police Arrest Suspected Member of TheDarkOverlord Hacking Group

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu May 17, 2018 12:34 pm

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Serbian police say they've arrested a suspected member of TheDarkOverlord hacking group as part of an international operation led by the FBI. Authorities say the group amassed over 50 victims over the past several years but it was its hack of a company affiliated with Netflix and the subsequent leaking of season 5 of Orange is the New Black which grabbed the most headlines.

The leak was the work of a hacking entity calling itself TheDarkOverlord (TDO). One of its members had contacted TorrentFreak months earlier claiming that the content was in its hands but until the public upload, nothing could be confirmed.

TDO told us it had obtained the episodes after hacking the systems of Hollywood-based Larson Studios, an ADR (additional dialogue recorded) studio, back in 2016. TDO had attempted to blackmail the company into paying a bitcoin ransom but when it wasn’t forthcoming, TDO pressed the nuclear button.

But while TDO was perhaps best known for its video-leaking exploits, the group’s core ‘business’ was hacking what many perceived to be softer targets. TDO ruthlessly slurped confidential data from weakly protected computer systems at medical facilities, private practices, and businesses large and small.

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