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

Threat actors have hacked into three websites of the FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA), downloaded the contents and subsequently published about 4,000 records containing personal data on thousands of US law enforcement officers on their website. The information includes full names, job titles, personal and government email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses.

A statement by FBINAA acknowledged that the organization was investigating the breach. One of the attackers told TechCrunch that the hacking group has compromised over 1,000 websites and is in the process of organizing the data, after which they will make it available for free. The hacker agreed that the data might put the affected officers at risk. The attacker said the group is motivated by “[e]xperience and money.”

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