BlueLeaks: Online data from 200 American police services

BlueLeaks: Online data from 200 American police services Cybersecurity

A group of activists released 296 GB of data on Friday that they claimed was stolen from U.S. police and fusion centers.

BlueLeaks

The files, dubbed BlueLeaks, were released by Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), a group that describes itself as a “collective for transparency.”

The data was put online on a research portal. According to BlueLeaks, the leaked data contains more than a million files, such as scanned documents, videos, emails, audio files, etc.

BlueLeaks: Online data from 200 American police services

DDoSecrets says the leaked files contain more than 10 years of data, belonging to more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the United States.

Security documents and sensitive data

According to the collective, most of the files are police and FBI reports, security bulletins, law enforcement guides, etc. Some of these records also contain sensitive and personal information, such as names, bank account numbers and telephone numbers.

Ten years of data from over 200 police, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources. Among the hundreds of thousands of documents are police and FBI reports, newsletters, guides, and more. https://t.co/sWzdKc2VFc

DDoSecrets claims to have received the data from BlueLeaks “through Anonymous”, the famous hacktivist group.

Most of the files listed on the BlueLeaks portal are called “Netsential.com Inc”, a web hosting company based in Houston, Texas.

NFCA confirmed leak

KrebsOnSecurity said earlier today that the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA), the central association representing all of the United States’ fusion centers, confirmed the authenticity of the leak.

The NFCA has claimed that after a preliminary analysis, the data appears to come from the servers of Netsential, a web hosting provider for many United States law enforcement agencies.

Fusion centers are associations that act as intermediaries and coordination centers between state and local law enforcement and US federal government agencies. They participate in the training of officers and the transmission of alerts, guides and other instructions from the central government to local police stations, and vice versa.

Users browsing all of BlueLeaks’ data over the weekend have already identified multiple security alerts and law enforcement guides shared by fusion centers on recent dates, such as June 4, 2020 .

Black Lives Matter

The alerts contained instructions and points of attention for the United States police involved in the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

The FBI monitors all tweets about the protests and sends them to local police. #BlueLeaks

#BlueLeaks Remember to always hide your tattoos and other distinguishing marks … they’re watching. From close. Caregivers are labeled extremists because they help injured protesters.

The FBI confirms that racists will go to the demonstrations to “incite a riot” in order to “present the” antifas “as a greater threat than it actually is”. Tell it to @foxnews and their dissemination of the protests becoming violent. #BlueLeaks

The DDoSecrets group has often been viewed as “an alternative to Wikileaks”. Previous leaks of the group have exposed major corruption scandals of governments around the world, and their work has been cited in the New york times, on CNN and other premium media.

Source: ZDNet.com

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