Friday, November 6, 2015

CIA Email Hackers Return With Major Law Enforcement Breach

HACKERS WHO BROKE into the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan have struck again.

This time the group, which goes by the name Crackas With Attitude, says it gained access to an even more important target—a portal for law enforcement that grants access to arrest records and other sensitive data, including what appears to be a tool for sharing information about active shooters and terrorist events, and a system for real-time chats between law enforcement agents.

The CWA hackers said they found a vulnerability that allowed them to gain access to the private portal, which is supposed to be available only to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the country. That portal in turn, they say, gave them access to more than a dozen law enforcement tools that are used for information sharing.

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/cia-email-hackers-return-with-major-law-enforcement-breach/

No comments:

Post a Comment