Hackers publish information on thousands of US police officers and federal agents
jdb10987 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 13 09:52:19 PDT 2019
[partial quote follows.]
"A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned.
"The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. promoting federal and law enforcement leadership and training located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, VA. The hackers exploited flaws on at least three of the organization’s chapter websites — which we’re not naming — and downloaded the contents of each web server.
"The hackers then put the data up for download on their own website, which we’re also not naming nor linking to given the sensitivity of the data.
"The spreadsheets contained about 4,000 unique records after duplicates were removed, including member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and their postal addresses. The FBINAA could not be reached for comment outside of business hours. If we hear back, we’ll update.
"TechCrunch spoke to one of the hackers, who didn’t identify his or her name, through an encrypted chat late Friday.
“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” said the hacker. “Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites.” We asked if the hacker was worried that the files they put up for download would put federal agents and law enforcement at risk. “Probably, yes,” the hacker said.
"The hacker claimed to have “over a million data” [sic] on employees across several U.S. federal agencies and public service organizations.
[end partial quote]
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 3331 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the cypherpunks