The Dark Overlord: Suspected hacking group member arrested in Serbia

Is The Dark Overlord’s days numbered?

Serbian police have arrested a man suspected of being a member of the notorious and high profile hacking and extortion group.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and the Dark Overlord

There’s little time to celebrate our 50th episode, because there are rants to be had about MailChimp’s switch to single opt-in, Graham upsets Piers Morgan on Twitter, and the Dark Overlord hacking gang are up to some pretty horrid tricks.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

Another Hollywood studio is hacked by The Dark Overlord

A Hollywood production studio has found itself the unwitting victim of a notorious group of hackers who have specialised in breaking into organisations and stealing large amounts of data.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list and photographs

Other cosmetic surgeries who wish to avoid hackers damage their public image would be wise to invest properly in security now, or face the consequences later.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Hackers publish school district’s student data after threatening to ‘kill some kids’

Hackers published the student directory of an Iowa school district online after they threatened to “kill some kids” at local schools.

David Bisson reports.

Movie studio tells all about Dark Overlord’s leak of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

A movie studio has revealed crucial details about how the Dark Overlord hacking group leaked multiple episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” online.

David Bisson reports.

After hackers fail to extort money, new Pirates of the Caribbean movie torrents appear

Files claiming to be the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie have leaked online after Disney refused to meet hackers’ demands.

David Bisson reports.

Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over ‘Orange is the New Black’

A hacker claims to have released the new series of the hit prison TV show “Orange is the New Black” onto the internet, after Netflix failed to agree to pay an undisclosed ransom.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

No, I won’t help you blackmail the company you just hacked

Thanks for the offer, but I’d rather not be an accessory to online blackmail.

Check out my latest video to learn more.

Gorilla Glue finds itself in sticky situation after hackers steal data

The Dark Overlord hacking gang claims to have made off with 500 GB of Gorilla Glue’s data including R&D materials and access to personal email accounts of staff.

David Bisson reports.

TheDarkOverlord holds investment bank to ransom, or else hacked files will be released

No-one knows who TheDarkOverlord is. No-one even knows if he or she is one lone hacker, or a group of hackers. But one thing is certain, TheDarkOverlord must be giving some companies sleepless nights as they struggle to work out the best way to respond.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.