Lloyd’s of London offers reaction to hacker group’s leak threat

World’s specialist insurance market is closely monitoring the situation

Lloyd’s of London offers reaction to hacker group’s leak threat


By Terry Gangcuangco

The world’s specialist insurance market Lloyd’s of London is not letting its guard down amid threats by hacker group The Dark Overlord.

As reported earlier this week, the latter is demanding ransom in exchange for not disclosing supposedly highly confidential information related to the insurance litigation that followed the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US in 2001. Via its now suspended Twitter account, The Dark Overlord said the group was “going to top” the well-known Edward Snowden leaks.

Meanwhile Lloyd’s, in a statement quoted by The Register, asserted: “Lloyd’s has no evidence to suggest that the corporation’s networks and systems have been compromised and remains vigilant with a number of protections in place to ensure the security and safety of data and information held by the corporation.”

It added that it will continue to closely monitor the situation, “including working with managing agents targeted by the hacker group.”

Real estate development firm Silverstein Properties, which signed a 99-year lease for the Twin Towers prior to 9/11, earlier told the online publication that while it is aware of claims of alleged security breaches at companies involved in the insurance litigation, to date it has also found no evidence to support a security breach at Silverstein Properties itself.

However, the hacker group – as shown by an archived copy of its account seen by Insurance Business – previously tweeted: “Dozens of solicitor firms, @silversteinprop, @LloydsofLondon, @HiscoxComms have all been hacked by thedarkoverlord. 911 Leak > @Snowden.”

Hiscox, for its part, has also reacted to the threats. You can read the firm’s statement here.


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