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FBI-Related Hack Unearths Personal Info of Thousands of Federal Officials

FBI cyber crime agents, via FBI.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A hacker group published the personal information of hundreds of federal law enforcement officials and thousands of other people online after breaching what it describes as more than 1,000 websites, including three belonging to the FBI National Academy Association.

The contents include “4,000 unique records” of names, titles, job descriptions, email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers, TechCrunch reports.

The hackers, who claimed to have stolen “over a million” pieces of data from the breach, said they plan to sell the information on the dark web.

When TechCrunch asked whether the information puts law enforcement officials at risk, one of the hackers responded, “Probably yes.”

“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” the hacker said. “Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites.”
The hackers said they were motivated by gaining “experience and money.”

The FBI National Academy Association, a nonprofit education and training program for graduates of the FBI Academy, confirmed to NBC News that “personal information has been obtained to be sold on the web.”

Report on Airport Security Breach is Cause for Heartburn

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The stats for our nation’s airport should be cause for major heartburn.

USA Today reports that more than 25,000 security breaches — an average of about seven per day — have occurred at U.S. airports since November 2001.

Citing newly released Department of Homeland Security documents, USA Today reported that more than 14,000 people entered “limited-access” areas by going through airport doors or passageways without permission.

Other breaches included unauthorized people going from airport buildings to planes.

The documents are to be presented at a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday, the paper reported.

“It’s clear the airports are not secure,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations said, according to USA Today. “For all the money, time and persistence we have thrown at airport security, it’s a real mess.”