InfraGard’s database, which contains the details of over 87,000 members, was originally sold to a hacking and cybercrime forum for $50,000.
Hackread.com reported that a hacker using the Internet handle of “USDoD,” was selling an InfraGard database. InfraGard is an program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), which was launched in 1996.
Hackread.com has confirmed that the hacker posted a new post saying that the InfraGard stolen database will ‘no more be for sale’. This was despite the fact that it contained the contact information of over 87,000 InfraGard member contacts. The price was $50,000.
Notable is the fact that InfraGard was launched by the FBI to create cyber and physical threat information-sharing partnerships with the private sector.
Also, it is worth noting that the database had been sold to BreachedForums. This cybercrime forum was created as an alternative for the now seized Raidforums.
He continued to express his sorrow, saying that they didn’t want to cause any further trouble.
The hacker claimed that Troy Hunt was emailed all email addresses in his database to him so that he could include them on his website Are I Being Pwned. InfraGard members affected can now search for information to determine if they are among the affected.
This database contained personal information of InfraGard members, including:
- Names in full
- Email addresses
- Employment details
- Industries that provide employment
- Use social media usernames to find out more
The History of InfraGard
InfraGard, a joint effort of the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), was founded in 1996. InfraGard offers secure email systems and secure data storage platforms. It also provides web-based vulnerability assessment tools as well as password management solutions.
InfraGard also offers seminars about cybersecurity best practices, emerging threats and other topics. All sectors are welcome to attend these seminars, which help members stay up-to-date on security trends.
InfraGard provides additional resources to identify potential victims of cybercrime and suspicious activity before they escalate into major problems.