image Serbian hacker arrested: Dark Overlord
Serbian authorities yesterday announced the arrest of a Belgrade man for his alleged affiliation with The Dark Overlord, a malicious cyber threat actor known for extorting U.S. schools, hospitals and entertainment companies, often after stealing their data or content. A press release published by Serbia's Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) refers to the suspect only by the initials "S.S.," but suggests that the individual may just be one individual in a much larger criminal network. "The aim of the campaign was to uncover a large number of people who, using the name 'The Dark Overlord' on the internet, have been [gaining] unauthorized access to computer networks and data of at least 50 victims since June 2016, and have been [stealing] U.S. citizen information and personal data, including data on ownership and intellectual property, sensitive data on health insurance, treatment, and others," reads an English-translated version of the release.