A team of hackers has leaked the personal information, including phone numbers and addresses of close to 30,000 employees at the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
The hack was first reported by the online publication, Motherboard, on Sunday. They also were able to connect with the hackers who gave insight into their operation.
According to them, the hack was simple – using a compromised email address to download 200GB of data out of a supposed 1TB, which included the contact info as well as some credit card and other information about some members of the military.
This relatively unsophisticated hack, along with the amount of data collected shows just how insecure some of our nations secrets are. The sheer size of the data hacked could lead one to believe there is more still left to be leaked.
The leaked information includes pro-palestinian slogans and this additional national security breach is a devastating hack that once again shows the government can’t protect data
LAST YEAR, A hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management exposed the personal information of millions of government employees. Now, Motherboard reports, a hacker has threatened another federal employee dump of a much smaller scale but potentially more sensitive target: the names, titles, and contact information of nearly 30,000 FBI and Department of Homeland Security workers.
Motherboard first reported the hack on Sunday, after obtaining the data. Since then, the information of roughly several thousand DHS employees appears to have been released by anonymous sources. The 20,000 FBI employees appear not to have been exposed yet.
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