“The Dark Overlord” Pleads Guilty to Cyber Theft and is Sentenced to 5 years in Prison and Fined $1.467M!

22 September 2020 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

The US Department of Justice issued a press released that UK national Nathan Wyatt (age 39) “…admitted that, beginning in 2016, he was a member of The Dark Overlord, a hacking group that was responsible for remotely accessing the computer networks of multiple U.S. companies without authorization.  Victims in the Eastern District of Missouri included healthcare providers, accounting firms, and others.”  The September 21, 2020 press release entitled “Judge sentences UK National for role in ‘Dark Overlord’ Hacking Group” included these comments about the Judge ordered “Wyatt to pay $1,467,048 in restitution”:

Nathan Wyatt used his technical skills to prey on Americans’ private data and exploited the sensitive nature of their medical and financial records for his own personal gain,

Today’s guilty plea and sentence demonstrate the department’s commitment to ensuring that hackers who seek to profit by illegally invading the privacy of Americans will be found and held accountable, no matter where they may be located.

The Dark Overlord has victimized innumerable employers in the United States, many of them repeatedly,…

Cyber hackers mistakenly believe they can hide behind a keyboard,…

In this case, the FBI demonstrated once again that it will impose consequences on cyber criminals no matter how long it takes or where they are located.

It’s great to see this Cybercriminal is paying for his Cybercrimes, but we must all be vigilant!

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