Hackers Breach FBI Information Portal
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 06:11 PM gHale
Hackers were able to breach a law enforcement information-sharing site run by the FBI, according to a published report.
The group, known as Crackas With Attitude, posted personal data belonging to the FBI’s second in command and other officials, which was apparently stolen from the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal. The site allows state and local officials to communicate with federal agencies about investigations. The same group that did this hack also broke into the private email account of CIA Director John Brennan.
Federal law enforcement sources told CNN the site ended up infiltrated and personal data stolen. Personal emails belonging to FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano and his wife ended up posted by a Twitter account believed to have a connection to the Crackas With Attitude group.
FBI spokesperson Carol Cratty declined to comment about the specific claims. She said the agency “takes these matters very seriously” and will work with its partners to “identify and hold accountable those who engage in illegal activities in cyberspace.”
The latest breach comes just weeks after the same hackers exposed the contents of Brennan’s AOL email account, which contained his passport number, home telephone number and a list of home addresses. WikiLeaks posted the information online. No classified information ended up exposed.
The FBI still has not made an arrest in the case.
Brennan said last month he was “outraged” by the hack, which was apparently carried out by a teenager.