Hackers steal and publish FBI and law enforcement officers’ personal info
According to TechCrunch, hackers infiltrated various FBI-affiliated sites to gain access to the personal information of thousands of FBI agents and law enforcement officers. They then allegedly posted that information to their forum
Exclusive: Hackers have stolen and posted the personal information on thousands of U.S. federal agents and law enforcement officers. https://t.co/cYJO09mnlQ
— Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) April 13, 2019
Breaking: "The hackers exploited flaws on at least three of the organization’s (FBI National Academy) chapter websites — which we’re not naming — and downloaded the contents of each web server." The hackers acknowledge this may put (up to 4000) agents at risk. @zackwhittaker https://t.co/PA2AIT2101
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) April 13, 2019
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.