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US Police Departments Data Published In BlueLeaks Collection Due To Security Breach

Thousands of sensitive data has been stolen by hackers from USA police departments and leaked online – this incident is thus named as BlueLeaks. All of this data has been published online and available to millions of Internet users. The breach totals a number of 270 GB of data.




BlueLeaks Sensitive Police Data Published Online Following Massive Breach

A massive security breach has revealed sensitive data from police departments in the USA. According to available information this spans hundreds of thousands of sensitive data — the leak was conducted last week by an unknown hacking group. The collection of data is called BlueLeaks and hosted on an alternative platform to WikiLeaks called DDoSecrets. The overall data consists of records that totals 270 GB. The source of the security breach appears to be a Texas design and hosting company which maintains portals that are used by State law enforcement.

BlueLeaks includes data that spans over the years and includes data stored by more than 200 police departments and related facilities: support resources, training academies, fusion centers and etc. The majority of files include contents spanning from reports on individual cases down to bulletins and guides.

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These fusion centers which are one of the providers in the document are state-owned entities that provide and transfer documents between state, local, tribal and territorial government agencies and also private parties. An independent audit has confirmed the leak and the validity of data which spans around 24 years. The earliest record of a file part of the BlueLeaks content is from August 1996, while the latest is dated from June 19 2020. The data types and contents which are part of the leak include the following:

  • Personal Names
  • Email Messages
  • Phone Numbers
  • PDF Documents
  • Images
  • Text Files
  • Video Files
  • CSV Files
  • ZIP Files

BluLeaks data was published on June 19 online which corresponds with the Juneteenth which is the oldest celebration commemoration of the ending of slavery.

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