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Hacker Doxes 80 Police Officers of Miami


A group of hackers revealed the names, email addresses and phone numbers of over 80 police officers of Miami, in what seems to be an effort to "dox" the agents. The hackers seem to be lightly associated with the group of apparent teen hackers known as "Crackas With Attitude" or CWA, who breached the AOL email account of the Director of CIA John Brennan last year, and attacked other high-profile officials of US government during recent weeks.

The group also hacked JABS (Joint Automated Booking System), an application used to document and manage arrested citizens of US, and also blustered for accessing a secret portal of FBI. CWA disclosed the personal details of 2,400 officials of US government in November. Softpedia posted on 22nd January, 2016, stating that Vice reporters verified the claims of hackers and confirmed the authenticity of the data.

It is not clear from where the hackers acquired the data, but seems they got it from a US government database of law enforcement officials which was allegedly breached last year. CWA hackers claimed to have got hold of series of government portals, where they acquired a database of law enforcement agents. A personal hatred against Miami PD motivated Lorde Bashtien to act, because last year police officers addressed some of his friends by raiding their rented house resulting gunfire. This exposure might have given his nationality and location away and therefore, indicated that he might be a resident of Miami.

FBI still has not been able to catch the hackers in spite of such high-profile hacks, which have a deep hit on the safety of government employees. Lorde Bashtien tweeted on a new twitter account "more leaks soon, stay tuned," indicating that he might reveal other data in future. During an online encrypted chat with the hacker, on being asked whether they got it from the servers of the local Miami police departments, the hacker said: "No bro haha. Federal servers".

The hacker simply answered with a smiley face: ";)" when he was asked whether this was part of the breach of the law enforcement portals during last year.

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