U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER DATA BREACH ‘EXPOSES COPS, FBI AGENTS’

U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER DATA BREACH ‘EXPOSES COPS, FBI AGENTS’

A database consisting of the personal information of countless U.S. police officers connected to a Texas State University– based training center called ALERRT was dripped online. The data, which goes back to mid-2017, consisted of e-mail addresses, work addresses and contact number of cops and federal representatives, ZDNet reported Friday. The publication, which acquired the cache from a security scientist using the pseudonym Flash Gordon, stated that staff from 3 significant firms– the FBI, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Border Patrol– were affected.

ALERRT, or Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, teaches the best ways to handle active shooter scenarios. It was developed in 2002 in collaboration in between Texas State University, the Texas Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office. More than 85,000 police officers throughout the United States have actually apparently been trained in its FBI-certified operations and tactical programs. The dripped information, which ZDNet reported was left online without password protection, also included e-mails about registration classes and grievances about an absence of department resources. One database table supposedly consisted of determining information for more than 17,000 course trainers.

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