A trio of FBI-affiliated websites have been hacked and their content posted online, including personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, according to TechCrunch.
In an April 13 statement, the FBI National Academy Associates acknowledged the breach, saying the affected three chapters had been using a third party software; however, it’s too early to know if that played a role in the hack.
The posted content included member names, personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses, TechCrunch reported. Over 1,000 sites were breached and the data from those sites will be sold soon, according to one of the hackers who spoke with the publication.
The nonprofit law enforcement leadership network has nearly 17,000 members globally. Those members are graduates of the FBI’s National Academy Program, which aims to further educate active U.S. and international law enforcement personnel.
FBINAA said its national database hadn’t been affected by the breach.