Cyberwar: Hackers leak data of 25,000 US Department of Homeland Security troops – including undercover agents

The US Investigations Services, or USIS has been hacked. The USIS department handles classified information which is shared with the Department of Homeland Security. Hackers have found a way to hack the USIS environment. The hackers got hold on data of 25,000 US Department of Homeland Security personal.

The information includes:

  • Social Security numbers
  • birth dates
  • workers’ educational and criminal backgrounds

The breach specifically included information on employees at the agency’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection departments, according to Reuters. It could also contain information on some undercover workers.

The agency, created after the events of September 11th, is charged with preventing terrorist attacks on US soil, and it is in charge of border control, among other tasks. Since the attack was revealed, the agency has stopped doing work with USIS as the FBI continues its investigation into the breach.