In recent years, cyber activism has become one of the most important combat efforts to combat the status quo, whether it’s organizing social media demonstrations or even revealing national security secrets, network perimeter security specialists report.
The hacktivist group Anonymous, in collaboration with Antifa and Distributed Denial of Secrets, reportedly leaked more than ten years of information from U.S. government intelligence centers. Hackers claim that this leak contains thousands of confidential documents. Using the hashtag #BlueLeaks, these groups revealed law enforcement data at the federal, state, and local levels.
Through a Twitter account, DDoSecrets began sharing some links that redirect users to these documents. DDoSecrets states that the leaking contains over 269 GB from multiple sources. It should be noted that these are very heavy files, so users will delay in accessing the information.
In one of the posts, hackers claim that one of the documents contains multiple details about white supremacists who have organized multiple acts of violence by posing as anarchist associations during the Black Lives Matter movement, as per network perimeter security experts.
Hacktivists did not reveal how the information was obtained, although their publications also contain links to a cryptocurrency address, where interested parties can make financial contributions and learn more about the incident. Some network perimeter security experts believe that the leak could be related to internal actors in the country’s leading intelligence agencies.
One of the organizations most affected by this incident would be the El Paso Intelligence Center, run by the DEA. This office collects thousands of bulletins from agencies such as the FBI and local authorities.
One fact that concerns the American authorities is that most of this leak consists of files containing personal information from thousands of law enforcement officers at all levels, including full names, addresses, and phone numbers, among other data.
The publication of this data has serious security concerns for law enforcement agencies, as some cases of police officers receiving direct threats via telephone have already been reported. The true intentions of the groups responsible for this leak are ignored, although it is not ruled out that it is a call to violence against intelligence agencies and their members.
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