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Breach Exposes Data From Thousands of DHS Employees


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An anonymous hacker claims to have stolen more than 200GB of files from the Department of Homeland Security, including the names and contact information of more than 30,000 employees.

A database containing 22,174 names, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers and other location information was posted to Cryptobin.org this afternoon. A separate list of 9,371 similar records was posted yesterday evening. PCMag accessed both databases but was unable to confirm whether any of the information is genuine. Multiple reports have confirmed that the entries released yesterday correspond to employees who work at the DHS or the Department of Justice.

In a statement, the DHS said it is "looking into the reports of purported disclosure of DHS employee contact information. We take these reports very seriously, however there is no indication at this time that there is any breach of sensitive or personally identifiable information."

The data breach was first reported by Vice News' Motherboard website, which said it spoke with the hacker. By calling the phone numbers in the database, Motherboard says it was able to confirm that many corresponded to actual voice mailboxes of employees at the DHS. The job titles vary from Executive Assistant to Department of Homeland Security Deputy Director.





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