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269 gigabytes of internal U.S. law enforcement data obtained by the hacktivism collective Anonymous and released on June 19, 2020.

Explanation of the Hack

The data was obtained through a security breach of NetSential, a web developer that works with law enforcement.

According to analysis by The Intercept, the hacker was able to exploit a vulnerability to upload an ASPX web shell and exfiltrate the data from each of the fusion centers, possibly in a single evening.

The Intercept: Law Enforcement Websites Hit by BlueLeaks May Have Been Easy to Hack