They are now releasing the information in their possession piece by piece, demanding payment in Bitcoin. They first went public on Twitter, but - to nobody's surprise - the centralised platform has quickly banned them and so has Reddit, where they turned to next. The good news is that, apparently thanks to @ausbitbank, they have now made this very blockchain their exclusive new presence in the clear web and have cryptographically verified their identity - let's welcome @thedarkoverlord to Steem!
If this hack is indeed as big as Snowden or the Panama Papers, Steem will soon be getting a lot of media attention - in fact, I found out about @thedarkoverlord's new presence on Steem when reading a news article on another site! This is the chance that we have been waiting for to get the word out about the censorship-resistance of this Blockchain! This could also be our chance to tell the world that Steem is more than Steemit: