The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 1st, 2019 night edition

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A hacker group known as Dark Overlord threatened on Monday to publicly release internal files regarding the 9/11 attacks unless their ransom demands are met.

Overlord said it had breached a law firm handling cases related to the attacks and seemed to play up 9/11 conspiracy theories in its threat, saying in a tweet that the group will “be providing many answers about 9.11 conspiracies through our 18.000 secret documents.”

“You're welcome to... make a request to formally have your documents... withdrawn from any eventual public release of the materials.

However, you'll be paying us,” the group warned.

Overlord claims to have hacked several different insurers and legal firms involved in insuring the World Trade Center and the legal battle that commenced after the towers fell.

A spokesperson for one of the insurance companies confirmed to Motherboard that the hackers had breached a law firm that advised the company, and had likely stolen files related to litigation surrounding 9/11.

This public extortion is only the latest by the group; they have already targeted a production studio working for Netflix, as well as medical centers and private businesses. »

Suspected far-right attacker 'intentionally' rams car into crowd of Syrian and Afghan citizens in Germany

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Those hit by the car included Syrian and Afghan citizens and the driver made anti-foreigner comments during his arrest, according to officials.

"Investigators suspect it was a deliberate attack that may be linked to the xenophobic views of the driver," the statement said.

On 19 December 2016, a Tunisian man ploughed a truck into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people. »

New Horizons survived its flyby of Ultima Thule

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New Horizons successfully "phoned home" at 10:28 a.m. EST, letting NASA scientists know all of its systems survived the flyby of Ultima Thule.

The first real images will now slowly trickle in over the coming hours and days.

"We have a healthy spacecraft," Mission Operations Manager, "MOM," Alice Bowman announced to a crowd of cheering scientists Tuesday morning. »

The EU Is Banning Almost All Coal Mining on Jan 1

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Every unprofitable coal mine in the European Union must cease production by the first day of 2019, the date on which all public funds for the mines will come to an end.

In Spain, that means that 26 coal mines are about to close up shop, according to Reuters.

The deadline was set back in 2010 as the EU sought to move away from fossil fuel dependence, according to Telesur. »