FBI Partner Hacked, 180 Passwords Leaked

Attack was response to Pentagon stance on cyberattacks: hackers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hackers have accessed and leaked the passwords of some 180 workers at FBI-partner InfraGard, says the Atlanta-based organization. "Someone did compromise the website," said the local head of the group, a volunteer public-private partnership that shares info about threats to US physical and Internet infrastructure. Victims include members of the Army, internet security groups, and top communications firms, the AP reports. The passwords were revealed online by hackers’ group Lulz Security, which has taken credit for recent attacks on Sony, Nintendo, and PBS.

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“We do not at this time know how the attack occurred or the method used to reveal the passwords,” said the InfraGard honcho. Lulz Security said it also used one of the passwords to nab some 1,000 work and personal emails from the CEO of Unveillance, a computer security group. The attack was in response to the Pentagon’s suggestion that cyberattacks could qualify as acts of war, Lulz Security said. The FBI said it is working to limit the damage. (Read more hacker stories.)

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