Private Information of the US Police Union HackedAdded: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
Private data of the biggest police union in the United States, including the names and addresses of its members, forum posts critical of the US president, and controversial contracts made with city authorities, were hacked and made publicly available online.
The Fraternal Order of Police represents about 330,000 law enforcement officers across the country and saw 2.5GB of data stolen from its servers and published for everyone to see on the Internet, including on social media. The union’s website remained offline, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the matter.
The Fraternal Order of Police claimed that no sensitive personal data or financial details had been obtained during the breach, only some names and addresses. The union explained that it was taking steps to try to notify its members about the incident. It also because known that threads from the closed FOP’s members online forum were also leaked, where officers expressed anger at the US president and supreme court justice.
The union also revealed that the hack had been traced to an IP address in the United Kingdom. Apparently, the hackers managed to feed the union’s system pseudo-encryption key that should not have been accepted but was due to software errors. Then the hackers released the files “in light of an ever increasing divide between the police groups and the citizens of the United States”, adding that they simply present the content in an unadulterated form for the public to analyze. The hackers also claimed to be holding back 18 terabytes of police data, but the union argued that nowhere near that amount of data was stored in its systems.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
|Let the truth be told. I doubt many of them are customers of mine. I would be surprised. lol|
|Actually, I, among those of us that are vigilantly aware of the “...ever increasing divide between the police groups and the citizens of the United States” would be overjoyed if you might share an internet address or two where this information has been published in toto. This information needs to be disseminated as widely as possible.|
Thank you very much SaM for this article and all of your reporting here on ET.
Most Popular Stories