A hacker has posted a directory containing nearly 10,000 names of staff at the Department of Homeland Security. Following the DHS post, the hacker via his Twitter account claimed that details of 20,000 employees from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is next.
The revelation came from an article on Motherboard first, wherein a hacker claimed to have downloaded hundreds of gigabytes of data from a Department of Justice (DoJ) computer. The publication verified several contact details on the data dump by reaching out to them directly.
It was only after several calls when Motherboard reached the National Operations Centre, a wing of the DHS, that the department [...]
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