Hacker Alleges FBI’s Critical Infrastructure Portal Was Breached

Critical Infrastructure

A hacker who allegedly posed as the CEO of a financial institution claims to have gained access to the more than 80,000-member database of InfraGard, an outreach program run by the FBI that shares sensitive information on national security and cybersecurity threats with public officials and private sector actors who operate U.S. critical infrastructure.

Last weekend, a hacker advertised a USD 50,000 price for the entire database on a website forum frequented by online criminals. The hacker claimed to have posted samples from the database there.

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They told independent cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, who broke the story that the hacker pretended to be the CEO of a financial institution in order to gain access to InfraGard’s online portal. The screening procedure was described as surprisingly lax.

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