After FBI agents, hackers now release personal information of AAF members
- In the last week, the hacker group who goes by the name of ‘PokemonGo Team’ had uploaded the personal information of several Federal agents.
- The hackers could have exploited a flaw in the third-party software used by the websites associated with the FBINAA in order to steal the data.
The hacker group, who previously had exposed the personal information FBI agents, is back with a fresh batch of data. This time, the group has leaked information of tens of thousands of American Advertising Federation (AAF) members.
Background - In the last week, the hacker group who goes by the name of ‘PokemonGo Team’ had uploaded the personal information of several Federal agents and law enforcement officers on the internet. They breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association to gain access to the data.
As detailed by FBINAA’s press release, the hackers could have exploited a flaw in the third-party software used by the websites in order to steal the data.
The stolen document contained 4000 unique records that included member names, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses.
TechCrunch reported that the hackers have hacked more than 1,000 sites and that they are in the process of structuring and selling the data.
What’s the new update - According to a report from Bleeping Computer, the ‘PokemonGo Team has published the personal information of 22,013 AAF members. The exposed records represent a list of people being watched by the FBI.
The new data leak contained full names, companies, work area information and email addresses of AAF members.
After releasing the data, the hacking group has its Twitter account suspended. Meanwhile, the leaked ‘FBI watchlist’ of AAF members is still available on the group’s website.