Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 06, 2015

Hackers Have Infiltrated The US Arrest Records Database

I don't get it, other than embarrassing the government, what good is it to have access to arrest records?

The group has since published a portion the data it collected to Pastebin and Cryptobin; apparently it released government, military, and police names, emails, and phone numbers. But the portal the hackers accessed held much more info. All told, they got their hands on a dozen different law enforcement tools, and Wired verified that a screenshot of the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) provided by the hackers was legitimate. The JABS vulnerability is noteworthy because it means the hackers can view arrest records as they're entered into the database -- regardless of whether or not the arrests were under court seal.

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