UK Cybersecurity Center Issues ‘The Dark Overlord’ Alert


Want to stop the latest cybercrime bogeyman? Then for the umpteenth time, put in place well-known and proven strategies for repelling online attacks.

That’s one takeaway from a recent threat report issued by Britain’s National Cyber Security Center. Based on open source reporting, the alert calls out a trio of attack campaigns: phishing emails that pretend to be speeding tickets but which instead deliver malware; attackers using stolen or fraudulently obtained digital certificates to “sign” malware; and the cybercrime-extortion group known as the “The Dark Overlord,” which continues to hack into organizations’ websites, hold data for ransom and cause chaos.

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