Warning made of plans to post details of 20K FBI workers

A hacker posted the names, phone numbers and other details about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees and says he will post 20,000 similar records about FBI workers. He claims to have records that include military emails and credit card numbers, according to a published report.

Today the hacker posted the details on Twitter along with a screenshot of a warning page allegedly from a Department of Justice computer (shown above).

Motherboard writer Joseph Cox writes that Sunday he received the stolen personal data, some of which came from a single Department of Justice computer hacked using a compromised email account and social engineering.

Cox wrote he checked out the accuracy of the personal information by calling up some of the numbers at random, and in many cases reached voicemail of the persons named or they picked up the phone themselves.

The hacker told Cox that after he compromised the email account of a Department of Justice employee, he tried but failed to log into a DoJ Web portal, then social-engineered an employee into giving him credentials. Read More…