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Hacker group known as the "The Dark Overlord" has released the Netflix TV series, Orange Is the new black Season 5 after the entertainment company refuses to pay a ransom of $67,000 to the hackers.

The hackers released 10 episodes of the TV series by posting links of the series to Pastebin on Twitter and gitbub, and also uploaded the series to the popular torrent website, Pirate bay. The hackers uploaded the episode 1-10, but was not able to lay hands on the three remaining episodes of 11-13.


The hackers via their pastebin link wrote a statement on how Netflix failed to pay their ransom fee. In an interview with databreaches.net, TDO said they had "hundreds of GBs of unreleased and non-public media," on servers of a Hollywood studio, Larson Studios, Inc., an audio post-production company, who also confirmed the hackers attempt at extortion.

The hackers also claim to have other TV series and released screenshot as proof of their claims. Some of the TV series and movies that the hackers are threatening to release are;

  • A Midsummers Nightmare  – TV Movie
  • Above Suspicion  – Film
  • Bill Nye Saves The World  – TV Series
  • Breakthrough  – TV Series
  • Brockmire – TV Series
  • Bunkd – TV Series
  • Celebrity Apprentice (The Apprentice)  – TV Series
  • Food Fact or Fiction  – TV Series
  • Handsome  – Film
  • Hopefuls  – TV Series
  • Hum  – Short
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  – TV Series
  • Jason Alexander Project  – TV Series
  • Liza Koshy Special  – YoutubeRed
  • Lucha Underground  – TV Series
  • Lucky Roll  – TV Series
  • Making History ) – TV Series
  • Man Seeking Woman  – TV Series
  • Max and Shred  – TV Series
  • Mega Park  – TV Series
  • NCIS Los Angeles  – TV Series
  • New Girl  – TV Series
  • Orange Is The New Black  – TV Series

The Dark Overload group was well known after it hacked healthcare organizations in late 2015, and stole their data, and threaten victims of releasing their sensitive health information to the public if they fail to pay ransom. 

They have since gone underground until now.


The president-elect, Donald Trump is currently facing a threat from a group of hackers know as "Anonymous". The group has decided to meet Trump on his favourite playground, Twitter, and let him know that they have evidence of his business ties with Russia.

One of the group twitter handle, @YourAnonCentral reached out to Trump while he was accusing the outgoing CIA director, John Brennan, for the leaking of information that shows his ties with Russia.

See the message here:


The anonymous group never mentioned when they will release the information they have on Trump, but assures him that the next four years of his presidency will be difficult. 


The group in the past attacked Government officials, religion organisation and celebrities.

Russian hacking group, Fancy bears, has published the medical records of top USA star, Venus and Serena Williams, and also the Olympics gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles. The group hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and reveal that the athletes were allowed to consume banned substances.


Fancy bears wrote on their website;

After detailed studying of the hacked WADA databases we figured out that dozens of American athletes had tested positive. The Rio Olympic medallists regularly used illicit strong drugs justified by certificates of approval for therapeutic use.

In other words they just got their licenses for doping. This is other evidence that WADA and IOC's Medical and Scientific Department are corrupt and deceitful. As predicted, the USA dominated the 2016 Olympics medal count with 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze for 121 total. The US team played well but not fair.

According to the hackers, Serena Williams was allowed to take banned substances such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, prednisone and methylprednisolone in 2010, 2014 and 2015, and Venus Williams was allowed to take prednisone, prednisolone and triamcinolone among others in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Gold medalist, Simon Biles, tested positive for methylphenidate in August, but was allowed in the game. She was also allowed to take dextroamphetamine in 2013 and 2014.



The data stolen in the 2012 data breach of popular cloud data storage application, Drop box is now been leaked. The attack happened in 2012, and Dropbox told users that their email addresses had being stolen, but never reported passwords were included.

Dropbox was exposed when the security notification service Leakbase picked up the database and sent it to motherboard. The data have also been confirmed by a Senior Dropbox employee, who said that the company is forcing password resets on some user accounts.


Last week, Dropbox also sent out notification alert to users who  had not changed their password since 2012. The company wrote;

Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012. Our analysis suggests that the credentials relate to an incident we disclosed around that time.

Dropbox has changed its password hashing practices several times since 2012, in order to keep passwords secure.

How To Change Your Dropbox Password

1. Log on to Dropbox with your account

2.On the top-right section of your account, click your name to see a drop, then click "Settings"

3. You will see three tabs, "Profile, Account and Security", click on the security tab

4. Click on "Change Password" You will be asked your old password, and also be asked to input your new password.

Please note that when you change your password, you will have to enter the new password on your other devices(mobile, tablets and other computers)

We announced yesterday that more than 400,000 users was compromised after the hacker group that call themselves, 1937cn hacked the Vietnam National carrier website, Vietnam airlines. The hackers this morning have gone ahead and prove that they did hack the information and publish all the information on the internet.


Though we won't share the link of the information, but it is advisable that all customers of Vietnam airlines (Lotusmiles members) change their password, and if possible contact their banks to let them know of this hack, and if they will be saved.


Some of the information that was published according to our correspondent includes; ID number, Full name, Address, Tier start and end date, Country, Email and password.


A Chinese hacker group, 1937cn, today defaced the website of Vietnam major carrier, Vietnam Airlines,and also compromised the screen at two major airports, Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city.

The hackers also make an announcement on the loud speaker at the airport, though distorted, but was about the East Vietnam sea, a case China had lost to the Philippines at the Hague court, but said it won't be respecting the decision of the court.


Confirming the news of the cyber attack to local reporters, the deputy information minister confirmed that order has now been restored at the airports, and security measures have also been put in place to prevent such attack from happening again.

There were some flight delays as check-in was done manually after the attack at 21 airports across the country. 

According to screenshot of the hackers message, they said this is a warning message for Vietnam and the Philippines.

According to a source, more than  400,000  account of Vietnam Airlines members, which is full of information such as the date of accession, points accumulation, expiration date. At 6:30pm today, the Vietnam airline website was fully restored back to normal state.

1937cn claimed the responsibility of the attack and make a press release on its website.

 Watch the video here