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 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 the site given the sensitivity of the data.
The spreadsheets contained about 4,000 unique records after duplicates were removed, including member names, their government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and their postal addresses. The FBINAA could not be reached for comment outside of business hours. If we hear back, we’ll update.
TechCrunch spoke to one of the hackers, who didn’t identify his or her name, through an encrypted chat late Friday.
“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” said the hacker. “Now we are structuring all the …read more