Dark Overlord Hackers group Leaks Data of Student names, telephone numbers, addresses, and voicemails.

On October 2nd, an unknown group sent death threats to an Iowa based Johnston Community School District forcing it to close some of its schools. The messages sent to parents via text included physically harming their kids and even killing them.

According to an official statement from Johnston Community School District “ Around 8pm on the evening of October 2, individual students and parents within our school district received anonymous messages, threatening the safety and security of our students. In an effort of caution, we will be canceling school for all students and district staff on Tuesday, October 3. All district buildings will be closed, and there is no KTC program.”

Now, reportedly, Dark Web hacking group going by the handle of Dark OverLord has claimed responsibility for sending threats. Not only that, the group has also leaked personal data of students that includes student names, telephone numbers, addresses, and voicemails.

Dark overlord on twitter

We’re now publicly claiming responsibility for the threats that resulted in the closure of JCSD in Iowa and 7.200 children without school.

The Dark OverLord works in a way where it first looks for zero-day vulnerabilities in the targeted system, breaches it then holds data for ransom. In some cases, the group demands money from large enterprises which have in the past included Netflix and WestPark Capital Bank.

Last year, the same group was responsible for selling multiple US healthcare insurance database containing information of 655,000 patients on the dark web. About four months ago, The Dark Overlord stole Netflix’s Orange is the New Black Season by exploiting a security flaw in Windows operating system used by Hollywood-based Larson Studios and threatened to leak it online if their demands were not met.

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