Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US officers and federal agents
The information contained 4,000 unique records including names, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses
By PoliceOne Staff
QUANTICO, Va. — A group of hackers breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of law enforcement officers and federal agents.
According to TechCrunch, the hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association and put the data up for download on their website.
The information contained 4,000 unique records including member names, personal and government email addresses, job titles, postal addresses and phone numbers.
The hackers say they hacked more than 1,000 sites and have “over a million data” on employees across several U.S. federal agencies and public service organizations.
“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,” they told TechCrunch.
When asked if they were worried that the leaked information would put law enforcement and federal agents at risk, they responded, “probably, yes.”
The FBINAA released a statement on Saturday saying they were working with federal authorities to investigate the breach.