New York, New York—August 8, 2011— Identity Finder, LLC (www.identityfinder.com) today released a detailed analysis of the 10GB confidential data cache of U.S. law enforcement agencies by hackers associated with the AntiSec movement. According to the AntiSec hackers, it includes "hundreds of private email spools, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, snitch information, training files, and more."
Identity Finder, LLC used their Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) software solution to verify the extent of the breach, and will provide a free copy of their report to law enforcement departments affected by this breach. The files appear to contain information regarding officers, informants, and law enforcement investigations.
Identity Finder DLP is a highly accurate software solution that automatically discovers files, emails, and databases containing unprotected sensitive personal information. Identity Finder helps reduce the risk of data breaches and prevents data loss by searching and securing confidential data such as Social Security Numbers, Credit Card Numbers, Patient Health Information, and other Personally Identifiable Information. Based upon Identity Finder's analysis, the files posted by AntiSec contain:
“If law enforcement had proactively used data leakage prevention software to search its servers and securely delete or encrypt sensitive information, they could have minimized the damage caused by this data breach,” said Todd Feinman, CEO of Identity Finder. He added, “The only way to ensure that even the most successful hackers do not post your confidential data, is to clean unprotected copies of it off your storage devices in the first place.”
The data dump also contained 334 files infected by one of 22 unique viruses that appear to be in the victims’ e-mail attachments. No evidence suggests they were injected by AntiSec.
Aaron Titus, chief privacy officer of Identity Finder, warned, “If you think you were affected by this data breach, you should at the minimum get a free credit report by visiting annualcreditreport.com, and consider freezing your credit.”
You may download the complete Identity Finder DLP Report here: http://www.identityfinder.com/Software/Docs/IDF_DLP_Breach_20110806.pdf
Identity Finder's technology provides users the ability to prevent identity theft and data leakage by searching and securing sensitive data that could be used to commit identity fraud. They have quickly grown to become a leader in identity protection and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) by helping millions of consumers, small businesses, and enterprises across the world. You may download the free version of Identity Finder DLP Software here: http://identityfinder.com/free