It’s not exactly news that some people on the Internet claim the terrorist attack on New York’s Twin Towers, on 11 September 2001, was an inside job.

The horrific attack on the city’s World Trade Centre saw almost 3,000 people lose their lives, with many more still suffering the physical and mental effects even now.

In a potentially shocking revelation, a notorious hacking group which calls itself the ‘Dark Overlord’ has threatened to leak information which they claim proves the involvement of a number of major law firms and corporations in the atrocity, including Hiscox Syndicates Ltd, Lloyds of London, and Silverstein Properties.

The group made their intentions clear in a post to Pastebin, in which they claimed to have thousands of documents which they will leak unless a ransom is paid.

It read: “Hiscox Syndicates Ltd and Lloyds of London are some of the biggest insurers on the planet insuring everything from the smallest policies to some of the largest policies on the planet, and who even insured structures such as the World Trade Centers [sic].

The hackers claim to have 18,000 documents with the 'truth' about the 9/11 attack. Credit: PA
The hackers claim to have 18,000 documents with the ‘truth’ about the 9/11 attack. Credit: PA

“If you’re one of the dozens of solicitor firms who was involved in the litigation, a politician who was involved in the case, a law enforcement agency who was involved in the investigations, a property management firm, an investment bank, a client of a client, a reference of a reference, a global insurer, or whoever else, you’re welcome to contact our e-mail below and make a request to formally have your documents and materials withdrawn from any eventual public release of the materials.

“However, you will be paying us.”

The post has since been deleted, but the Dark Overlord group has gone on to create a Twitter account from which a number of documents have already been shared.

One tweet from said: “We’ll be providing many answers about 9.11 conspiracies through our 18.000 secret documents leak from @HiscoxComms and others.”

'The Dark Overlord' say they will leak the information unless a ransom is paid. Credit: PA
‘The Dark Overlord’ say they will leak the information unless a ransom is paid. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, a later tweet appeared to threaten airlines involved.

It said :”If you’re one of the airlines who were involved in 911 [sic] and want to keep your e-mails and litigation private, contact us immediately.”

According to reports on Motherboard, Hiscox has confirmed the group had hacked a law firm which deals with the insurance provider in April last year, and has likely stolen documents relating to the 9/11 attack.

A spokesperson said: “The law firm’s systems are not connected to Hiscox’s IT infrastructure and Hiscox’s own systems were unaffected by this incident. One of the cases the law firm handled for Hiscox and other insurers related to litigation arising from the events of 9/11, and we believe that information relating to this was stolen during that breach.

“Once Hiscox was informed of the law firm’s data breach, it took action and informed policyholders as required. We will continue to work with law enforcement in both the UK and US on this matter.”

This isn’t the first time the group have threatened to leak sensitive information. In 2017 they hacked into a school database and said they would released the files if their demands weren’t met.

LADbible has reached out to Lloyds of London and Silverstein Properties for comment.

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