FBI’s security platform InfraGard hacked

FBI’s InfraGard security platform, designed for sharing cyberthreat information with the private sector, was hacked. Over 87,000 members’ contact details may have been leaked on a cybercrime forum.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) security platform InfraGard, a platform created to provide cyberthreat information-sharing collaborations with the private sector, has been hacked. The InfraGard programme holds details of high-profile personalities in the private sector, most of whom manage critical national security and welfare infrastructure such as, but not limited to, power and drinking water plants, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, nuclear energy, and communication firms. A database containing contact details of over 87,000 members of InfraGard appears to have been posted on BreachedForums, a cybercrime and hacking forum.