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Hacker Reportedly Breaches US FBI Cybersecurity Forum

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A hacker reportedly using a fake email address posed as a chief executive of an American financial institution to gain bureau-approved access to FBI public-private cybersecurity forum InfraGard and is now selling details of its more than 80,000 members.

A posting on the BreachForums criminal site by a user with the handle "USDoD" offers a one-time sale for $50,000 of data the hacker says comes from InfraGard and includes 47,000 email addresses of its members.

The hacker, in an interview with independent cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, who broke the story Tuesday evening, described posing as a chief executive of a major corporation to con the FBI into granting admittance to the forum.


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