IC3 Warns of Cyber Attacks Focused on Law Enforcement and Public Officials

IC3 Warns of Cyber Attacks Focused on Law Enforcement and Public Officials

Original release date: April 21, 2015
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks. Doxing—the act of gathering and publishing individuals’ personal information without permission—has been observed. Hacking collectives may exploit publicly available information identifying officers or officials, their employers, and their families. These target groups should protect their online presence and exposure.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to US-CERT Tip ST06-003 for information on staying safe on social network sites.

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