Hacker posts information on hundreds of Homeland Safety staff

Hacker posts info on thousands of Homeland Security employees

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The US authorities has yet one more safety breach on its arms. Late yesterday, a Twitter account posted a Division of Homeland Safety employees listing containing names, titles, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and extra for over 9,000 staff. “That is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Financial institution, Gaza, That is for the kid that’s looking for a solution,” the publish learn. What’s extra, the hacker claims they’ve particulars on 20,000 FBI staff and plan to leak these subsequent.

Earlier than the submit hit Twitter, Motherboard revealed an article detailing how a hacker had obtained 200GB of knowledge from the Justice Division earlier than reaching out to the location. The hacker went on to elucidate how the knowledge was obtained by means of a compromised e mail account. After failing to log-in to the a employees portal, the hacker referred to as the right division, provided a narrative about being a brand new worker and was given a code that granted them entry.

That account was then used to entry a digital pc tied to the e-mail account, together with information saved on the DOJ intranet. In line with Motherboard, the hacker claims to have had entry to 1TB of knowledge, however solely took 200GB. The outlet positioned a number of calls to numbers on the leaked worker record, confirming that the knowledge was principally legit. What’s extra, the hacker used the account to e mail Motherboard to offer additional proof of the entry. The listing of leaked staff incorporates a variety of positions, together with analysts, particular brokers, language specialists and extra. And it could possibly be just the start too, if the hacker proceeds with plans to dump the FBI database.