1. June 2012 12:43
Breach Includes 664 Police Informants; 2,848 Usernames & Passwords; 3,792 Email Addresses
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
New York, NY – June 1, 2012 - Identity Finder, LLC (www.identityfinder.com) today releases this detailed analysis of the Toronto Police Service website breach. The website was hacked earlier today and 3 databases were posted online as a part of the larger AntiSec movement. The breach was made public in a 32 MB text file, which contains a complete dump of the Toronto Police Department's web databases, totaling 137 tables. The data appears to include the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of citizens who gave police tips through Toronto PD's online tip system. The breach includes other information, such as press releases, police reports, and tweets.
Identity Finder has analyzed the files and found what appears to be:
- The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of 664 police informants
- 2,848 usernames and plain-text passwords. (TPD claims these belong to public mailing lists, and not internal systems).
- 3,692 unique email addresses
- Of those, 32.2% (1,190) are Hotmail accounts
- 16.8% (622) are rogers.com accounts
- 8.6% (319) are yahoo.com accounts
- 3% (109) are aol.com accounts
- 1,045 unique phone numbers
- Dates of Birth, Informant Addresses and Suspect Descriptions
- Identity Finder found no Credit Card Numbers, Bank Account Numbers, Driver Licenses, or passwords.
Identity Finder performed three "Word Cloud" analysis, on the entire database, on the police reports section of the database, and the twitter section:
Word Cloud Analysis of the Entire 32 MB file:
Word Cloud Analysis of Police Reports Within the 32 MB File:
Word Cloud Analysis of Tweets Within the 32 MB File:
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