German Police Hacked, Suspect Tracking Information breached

Posted on 8 July 2011 by

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We’re out of the office today but wanted to note quickly that SC Magazine Australia is reporting that a German police network has been  hacked, and suspect tracking data stolen.

Hackers have broken into the German Federal Police and swiped location data used to track suspects.

The attack launched by the left-wing n0-N4m3 Cr3w hacking group compromised a server used by the country’s Customs service.

It then published the contents including location coordinates, license plate and telephone numbers, police usernames and passwords, and a GPS application.

We’ve been speaking quite a bit about this very thing here at PLI – see here and here for example – and while we hate to say “We told you so”, well…you know.

We’ll have more to say about this breach – if it pans out to be true – on Monday.