Dark Overlord hacker pleads guilty

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Dark Overlord hacker pleads guilty

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A Northamptonshire man who was a member of a hacking group which stole hospital sufferers’ information and Netflix exhibits has been sentenced to 5 years in jail within the US.

The Darkish Overlord (TDO) hacking group stole information from a spread of organisations, and demanded big ransoms for its return.

Wyatt contacted victims to ask for funds, and was caught through a phone quantity linking him to this.

The remainder of the group stays at massive.

It’s unclear what number of members there are.

Wyatt was arrested in 2017 within the UK and extradited to the US in December 2019. He had beforehand been investigated for hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, however was launched with no additional motion taken.

The 39-year-old pleaded responsible in a federal courtroom in St Louis to costs of id theft and pc fraud. Throughout the listening to, held through Zoom, he apologised and reportedly stated that he by no means needed to see one other pc for the remainder of his life.

He admitted that the group had obtained delicate information from corporations, and threatened to launch the info until the businesses paid a ransom of between $75,000 (£58,000) and $350,000. No corporations paid up, however he was ordered to pay £1.1m in compensation.

Performing US Assistant Lawyer Common Brian C Rabbitt stated: “Nathan Wyatt used his technical expertise to prey on People’ non-public information and exploited the delicate nature of their medical and monetary information for his personal private achieve”.

The crimes the TDO has claimed duty for embody:

  • hacking three healthcare organisations and promoting greater than 650,000 affected person information on the darkish internet
  • hacking Netflix and leaking episodes of Orange is the Solely Black
  • promoting greater than 9.three million affected person information from an unnamed healthcare insurance coverage supplier

Associated Matters

  • Cyber-crime

  • Computer hacking

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