A group of activists on Friday released 296 GB of data claiming to have been stolen by US law enforcement agencies and beyond.
As you will see below, the files that are currently circulating freely contain data from almost all countries and Greece.
The files, called BlueLeaks, were published by Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), a group described as a "transparency collective."
The data was made available online on a portal with searchable. According to the BlueLeaks portal, the leaked data contains more than a million files, such as scanned documents, videos, e-mails, audio files and more.
DDoSecrets claims that the leaked files contain ten-year records belonging to more than 200 police departments from all US states.
According to DDoSecrets, most of these files are police and FBI reports, security newsletters, law enforcement guides, and more. Some of the files are supposed to contain sensitive and personal information, such as names, bank account numbers and phone numbers.
RELEASE: #BlueLeaks (269 GB)
Ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources. Among the hundreds of thousands of documents are police and FBI reports, bulletins, guides and more.https://t.co/sWzdKc2VFc
- Distributed Denial of Secrets (@DDoSecrets) June 19, 2020
DDoSecrets claims to have obtained BlueLeaks data from Anonymous.
Most of the files listed on the BlueLeaks portal are marked "Netsential.com Inc", a web hosting company based in Houston, Texas.
KrebsOnSecurity reported earlier today that the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA), a central police union in the United States, had confirmed the authenticity of the leak in an internal security alert it had sent to its members.
The NFCA said that after a preliminary analysis, the data appears to be coming from the servers of Netsential, a web hosting provider for many US law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, the data has already started circulating on the internet, showing the US police forces that participated in the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA.