February 8, 2016
While America was getting ready to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, a hacker promised he would dump online a list of more than 20,000 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers.
Right after the big game’s kickoff, the cybercriminal carried out part of his promise, publishing a list of 9,000 DHS employees. On Monday, less than 24 hours later, the hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, has fulfilled the remaining part of his promise.
“Long Live Palestine, Long Live Gaza,“ reads a message at the top of the dump, which also included the hashtag “#FreePalestine.“
The hacker provided Motherboard with a copy of the data on Sunday. The list includes names, email addresses (many of which are non-public) and job descriptions, such as task force deputy director, security specialist, special agent, and many more. The list also includes roughly 1,000 FBI employees in an intelligence analysis role.
Motherboard reached out to some random numbers on the list, and most corresponded to the names listed, while a small number went through generic FBI operator desks. The FBI did not respond to a request for comment, deferring to the Department of Justice.