Hackers stole personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents

Hackers stole personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents
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  • calendar-gray 13 April 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 officer, ONAreports citing TechCrunch online magazine.

The magazine indicated that it knows about at least three websites that were hacked and saw around 4,000 unique records, refusing to give links to either of those citing the sensitivity of the data. The records reportedly contained agents and officers' names, personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers, and their postal addresses.

TechCrunch managed to contact one of the hackers, involved in the websites' breach, who claimed the group actually hacked over "1,000 sites" and stole "over a million data [sic]" on US government employees, not limited to the FBI or law enforcement. The hacker shared that the group is sorting out the data to be sold later, but have already published bits of it as a teaser to show they had something "interesting" on their hands.

According to the magazine, the hackers didn't appear worried about the possible danger to the law enforcement agents, whose credentials might be revealed as a result of the hack. The hacker noted that the group did it for "experience and money".

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