Private police department files were leaked on June 19 because a Texas web design hosting company, Netsential, who obtains numerous data-sharing portals, was compromised.
National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) confirmed the breach and stated files dated from 1996 to present were taken and included names, email addresses, phone numbers, PDF documents, images, text, video, CSV and ZIP files.
When you visit Netsential’s website, you get this message below:
This is a very impactful cyberattack. As it can have a different meaning for each individual, it is important to understand the risk it has on police officers’ lives. So much information has been exposed during this cyberattack, which puts a lot of people in danger for various reasons.
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