Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees

In what could be a reminiscent of the massive OPM hack last year, an anonymous hacker today leaked thousands of sensitive US government credentials. The hacker said that he further had access to vast amount of stolen data also promised that hacking FBI is next on his list.

The unknown hacker has released the stolen information on CryptoBin. The leaked data contains a slew of identifiable information including names, job titles, emails, addresses and telephone numbers of staff allegedly from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The unknown hacker seems to a supporter of the Palestinian cause as the leaked cache has a note attached which said “this is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza, this is for the child that is searching for an answer.”

Though DoJ has not confirmed the hack, the hacker claimed he had full access to several gigs of data from a Department of Justice (DoJ) computer. The hacker sent the stolen data trove to Motherboard which verified it and found many of the telephone numbers checked out. According to IB Times, the list also includes stolen information of job titles such as intelligence analyst, staff scientist, information security specialist and FBI liaison officer.

The hacker also tweeted from a handle @DotGovs through which he threatened to expose a separate set of up to 20,000 credentials from the FBI – however this data has not yet been leaked by the hacker.

https://twitter.com/DotGovs/status/696535536270499842

Some of the tweet by the hacker has references of Jeremy Hammond, the famed computer hacker who was convicted in 2013 for breaching the networks of private intelligence firm Stratfor and sending the data to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

https://twitter.com/DotGovs/status/696565567323561984

The hacker has claimed to have had access to around one terabyte of government data, however only downloaded roughly around 200GB in total. “I had access to it, I couldn’t take all of the 1TB,” he told Motherboard.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.

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