By Steve Neavling
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.”