U.S.A: Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents

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. In a statement Saturday the FBINAA said it was working with federal authorities to investigate the breach. “We believe we have identified the three affected Chapters that have been hacked and they are currently working on checking the breach with their data security authorities.”


Οι αρχές έχουν αρχίσει να διερευνούν την υπόθεση και συμπεραίνουν ότι η κλοπή των δεδομένων έγινε μάλλον από websites που σχετίζονταν με απόφοιτους της Εθνικής Ακαδημίας του FBI. Τα αρχεία περιελάμβαναν πληροφορίες για υπαλλήλους του FBI, του Secret Service, του Capitol Police, του U.S. Park Police και άλλων οργανισμών καθώς και πληροφορίες για αστυνομικούς στη Βόρεια Καρολίνα και τη Φλόριντα. Το FBI National Academy Associates δήλωσε ότι οι πληροφορίες, που διέρρευσαν, προέρχονταν από κάποια sites του μη κερδοσκοπικού οργανισμού, ο οποίος περιλαμβάνει σχεδόν 17.000 μέλη σε ολόκληρη τη χώρα και σε 174 χώρες. Ακόμα, δήλωσε ότι συνεργάζεται με τις ομοσπονδιακές αρχές για να ερευνηθεί η υπόθεση.


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