NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY) - A cyberhacking group that supports terrorism has been at it for over a year trying to hack into sites in the U.S. and in other countries, going for so-called softer targets. But what they've done is not considered a small breach. A self-described pro-ISIS group has posted personal information of 55 New Jersey Transit police officers, calling on its supporters to carry out lone wolf attacks on cop of the 3rd largest transit system in the U.S.
Information sent out through tweets by accounts now linked to the CAA/Caliphate Cyber Army. In November, the same group published the phone numbers of the heads of the CIA and FBI.
Twitter suspended the accounts which leaked the 39 page excel sheet, which included the names, home addresses, phone numbers and working locations of the officers. But investigators are looking into how many times the list was downloaded and whether or not a uniform laundry company New Jersey Transit Police use might have been the source of the hack. Third-party vendor vulnerability is what it is called.
In a statement, New Jersey Transit confirmed a 3rd-party vendor's system was compromised and that they are cooperating with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, now looking into the breach.
The leak took place on a Wednesday of last month and by that Saturday it had been downloaded some 300 times, according to one report.