‘Hacker publishes data 9000 employees Homeland Security

Feb

9

2016

A hacker would the data of 9,000 employees of the US Department of Homeland Security have been published, including names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers. Soon the data of 20,000 FBI employees would follow.

The hacker would first have contacted Motherboard and some data shared, so claims the site. Editors would then have called random numbers from the database and could thus confirm that it is in part to Homeland Security and the FBI employee data.

Shortly after the appearance of the Motherboard article the hacker was actually the data of 9000 employees with a link on Twitter published dealing with a pro-Palestinian message. He also announced today to publish the data of 20,000 FBI employees, of whom there are different ones living abroad. He would also be in possession of more than a hundred gigabytes of data on a computer of the Ministry of Justice.

The hacker admitted to Motherboard that he had first gained access to the email of a judiciary employee. Then he tried to enter a web portal of the Ministry. When this failed, he called a help desk and told that he was not coming in the portal. When he was an employee received a token with which he could sign with the previously obtained email data on an online virtual machine.

There he was presented with several options, including the ability to log in on the work computer of the owner of the email data. Through this computer he had access to 1TB of data, which he eventually downloaded 200GB. This incident is not the first year in which access was gained to sensitive information of the US government. In January, knew a teenage different accounts of the head of the US intelligence grab

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