A group of Hackers revealed their success in penetrating insurance files and stealing highly sensitive files related to the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
The hacking group, who call themselves Dark Overlord, demanded cash to avoid the publication of the files, which they claimed were extremely dangerous and would constitute major scandals, according to US press reports, quoted by the Sputnik agency.
They claimed in a post on the site of Pastebin that they had 18,000 files on the September attacks, pointing out that the documents include documents from the US Department of Justice and the FBI and others in what some US news sites fueled the conspiracy theories about the September attacks.
The hackers placed a download link for 18,000 encrypted documents and threatened that they would allow the decryption codes if they didn’t pay the amount required by using the Bitcoin currency.
They noted that the documents they received official communications from a number of US government agencies, which revealed the full truth of one of the bloodiest days of the United States in its modern history.
They said they obtained the documents after government agencies, including the owner of the two collapsed trade centers, and a number of legal offices decided to keep them instead of destroying them, pointing out that anyone who could be named in those documents must pay them to remove them.
The insurance giant, Hiscos Syndicates and Lloyd of London, are among the companies that have been hacked, a source said.
Hiscos Syndicates said in a statement that the group’s breakthrough was the same as the one reported in April.
A spokesman for one of the insurance companies involved has confirmed a breakthrough and files have been stolen. The same group has already extorted a production studio working for Netflix as well as blackmailing medical centers and private companies.
In March 2107, the families of 850 victims of the September 11 attacks and 1,500 of those injured on that day filed a collective lawsuit against the Saudi Arabian government, alleging that they had provided material and financial support to Al Qaeda for years before the worst attack, a terrorist attack in the US.
The case is one of the largest in connection with the events of September 11 since Congress passed the Justice against Terrorists (JASTA) Act, which allows families of victims of terrorist attacks to sue foreign countries.
The complaint, submitted to a federal court in Manhattan, New York, alleges that the Saudi government, through its ministries and officials and a wide network of government-affiliated charities, has provided financial and material support to Al Qaeda.
“The events of September 11 would not have happened without Saudi support for Al Qaeda”, Jim Cindler, a lawyer and co-chair of the plaintiffs’ committee, told CNN.
Saudi Arabia has denied any role in the September 11 attacks, and has not been shown to be involved in any way in the attacks or any official charges against its government.
Fifteen of the 19 perpetrators were of Saudi origin.
“The Council of Ministers affirmed that the adoption of the JASTA Act in the United States of America is of great concern to the international community, whose international relations are based on the principle of equality and sovereign immunity, a principle that has governed international relations for hundreds of years”, the official said in a statement.