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FBI Cybersecurity Program for Critical Infrastructure Hacked

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As of Tuesday evening, USDoD’s phony account was apparently still active and had not yet been terminated by the FBI.

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A hacker has breached an FBI program dedicated to critical infrastructure cybersecurity and is now selling access to its data on the dark web.

Security blogger Brian Krebs reports that InfraGard, an information-sharing program maintained by the bureau, was compromised earlier this month by a cybercriminal who goes by the moniker "USDoD." After swiping an internal database that contained contact information for "tens of thousands" of InfraGard members, the hacker proceeded to post its contents for sale on the dark web marketplace "Breached," where anybody can now buy the info for $50,000. The hacker told Krebs that the high price set for the data was a negotiating tactic: "I don't think someone will pay that price, but I have to [price it] a bit higher to [negotiate] the price that I want," they said.

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