Serbian police arrest The Dark Overlord hacker

Serbian police announced this week that they had arrested a suspected member of The Dark Overlord, a group known for hacking into a production studio linked to Netflix and obtaining unreleased episodes of shows.

In 2017, The Dark Overlord threatened to leak episodes from the fifth season of Orange is the New Black unless Netflix paid a ransom.

When Netflix did not pay, the group uploaded the episodes to The Pirate Bay.

Since the arrest, a member in control of The Dark Overlord’s email account contacted Motherboard to state the group is still operational.

According to Serbian authorities, the arrest was part of an investigation conducted by the FBI.

It said the suspect will be charged with unauthorised access to a protected computer, and other hacking and extortion offences.

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