Personal Information of Thousands of Police Officers and Federal Agents Exposed
Several FBI-affiliated websites were breached as a hacker group gained access to files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officials.
Three sites affiliated with the FBI National Academy Association where breached. The Association is a coalition of different chapters of the FBI across the United States that promotes federal and law enforcement leadership and training that is located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The hackers breached their websites and downloaded the information from their web servers. The attackers then made the information available for download on their website. The information contained names, email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and addressed of approximately 4,000 agents and officials.
In an encrypted chat with the hacker, TechCrunch learned that not only had they breached the three sites affiliated with the FBINAA, but they had “hacked more than 1,000 sites” and that they were “structuring all the data, and soon they would be sold”. The hacker had also sent a link to a separate FBINAA chapter website that they had claimed to have hacked that displayed a screenshot of the encrypted chat.
The hacker revealed that they used public exploits, and said that many of the websites were not up-to-date and had plug-ins that were outdated. The goal of the hackers was stated simple as: “Experience and money”.
Story via TechCrunch