A Deal With the Dark Overlord: These Are the Rules Imposed by the Hollywood Hackers (The Wrap)


When the hackers known as The Dark Overlord stole the latest season of “Orange is the New Black,” they sent a list of demands — but not the way you might expect. The Dark Overlord’s terms look less like a ransom note than a dull legal contract.

The language reimagines the hackers’ blackmail attempt as a “contract” or “agreement” between the hackers and their victim. The hackers refer to themselves as “thedarkoverlord, a subsidiary of TheDarkOverlord Solutions, a subsidiary of World Wide Web, LLC [WWW, LLC]” and as “the proposer.”

The target of the hack is referred to as the “Client.” Here is some sample language: