A group called Thedarkoverlord intends to publish a full package of previously unknown documents relating to 11 September, if will get $ 2 million in bitcoins. The group claims that after hacking several insurance companies, she gained access to confidential information critical to the events of 11 September 2001.
The representative of the Hiscox Group reported that the hackers really took the confidential files of a law firm that advised the company. These files are likely to be lawsuits related to the terrorist attack.
After blocking of the account in Twitter, hackers have moved on a blockchain platform Steemit, resistant to censorship. Since their first statement about the availability of documents, they have received more than 3 Bitcoins. Now the first "level" and several "control points" are in the public domain.
"Actually we do not care about the truth: the documents on 11 September are for us only a means of obtaining money. Given our motives, we do not lay out all the materials until, yet we do not get two million dollars in bitcoins. However, for the sake of informing the public about the previously unknown facts and transparency, we have made a multi-level compensation plan, where the cost of each layer of "damaged" documents."
Team blog posted pricing scheme: the first layer of documents costs 5 thousand dollars in bitcoins, the second ― 50 thousand, the third ― 100 thousand, the fourth ― one million, five ― two million. In addition, hackers have installed a few "control points". Because the public has already transferred a group of more than 3 BTC, some amount of information was made public.
The truth about the events of September 11 remains one of the most important topics in American culture. Hundreds of thousands of people don't believe in official data, so any new information is of great interest for many social groups.
The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC marked a turning point in American history. Before 11 September, US residents could easy travel around the country and abroad, and for travel to Canada and Mexico did not need to take your passport. However, after the attacks was established the Transportation Security Administration, and later a bill called "the Patriot", allowing intelligence agencies to wiretapping US citizens even in the absence of serious grounds.
At the moment, the hacker group has released the first layer of documents. Anyone can access them via the blog of group on the platform Steemit, which has already signed up several hundred people.