Hackers have leaked names, job titles and contact details of nearly 22,175 FBI (Federal Bureau Investigation) staff. This information leak came to light after the hacker group tweeted from @DotGovs Twitter account and published database online which also consisted of details of nearly 9,355 US government employees working in another department.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n another tweet, hacktivist group tweeted “Long Live Palestine”, “Long Live Gaza” and hashtag #FreePalestine. The list leaked by the hackers includes information which isn’t public like job titles, and contact info. It also leaked details of 1,797 special agents.
According to Guardian, DOJ spokesman Peter Carr told “The department is looking into the unauthorized access of a system operated by one of its components containing employee contact information.
“This unauthorized access is still under investigation; however, there is no indication at this time that there is any breach of sensitive personally identifiable information. The department takes this very seriously and is continuing to deploy protection and defensive measures to safeguard information. Any activity that is determined to be criminal in nature will be referred to law enforcement for investigation.”
Tech Viral also checked the data leaked by hackers and in the encrypted text, hackers shared all details of FBI officials including country, name, mobile number, email. The list is very long and in the top of the encrypted text, hackers wrote pro Palestinian slogans.
Hacktivist Group which is responsible for this data leak claimed to have downloaded 200 GB of data from US Department of Justice’s Internal Network.
The Hacker claimed that he/she had compromised a DoJ (Department of Justice) employee’s email account and gained access to the department’s private network. The hacker also claimed that he/she was able to download vital data of over 20,000 FBI officers, including 9,000 DHS Staff.
The hacker group also alleged US Government’s cordial relation with Israel. The motive of this data breach was of the US government’s support to Israel. The Hacker Group also posted Pro Palestinian Slogans in Twitter Account as well as in encrypted text where data of FBI staff was leaked.