Hacker with possible ties to The Dark Overlord jailed for 3 years

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A U.K. man arrested on suspicion of hacking Pippa Middleton's iCloud account has been sentenced to three years in prison for unrelated fraud and blackmail charges, according to BankInfoSecurity.

Nathan Wyatt, 36, plead guilty to 20 counts of fraud by false representation, two counts of blackmail and one count of possession of an identity document with intent to deceive, for using malware to steal files from a British law firm and trying to receive a ransom of $12,000 (€10,000) worth of bitcoin.

The ransom demand was signed "The Dark Overlords," which officials believe to be a reference to The Dark Overlord, a hacking collective that has targeted victims spanning from healthcare to Hollywood studios to schools. 

Officials are questioning whether Mr. Wyatt signed the demand as a legitimate member of the group or as a copycat seeking to capitalize on the name recognition.

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