Not long after hacking into Sony’s network, the now famous group, LulzSec, managed to hack into the private-sector FBI affiliate called InfraGard on what they referred to as “F**k FBI Friday.”. The hacking organization published InfraGard e-mails, passwords and personal contact information for about 180 InfraGard members of its Atlanta chapter. The website for the Atlanta chapter is now “under construction.”
InfraGard is a non-profit 42,000 member organization that connects the business community with law enforcement. It includes FBI agents and utilizes FBI special agent coordinators at each of the bureau’s field offices to recruit civilians to form local InfraGard chapters. A number of investigative and security professionals are members of InfraGard.
Tim Schaaf, President of Sony Network Entertainment International, testified: “By working together to enact meaningful cyber-security legislation, we can limit the threat posed to us all. We look forward to this initiative to ensure that consumers are empowered with the information and tools they need to protect themselves from cyber criminals.”
LulzSec proudly lists “all of our wreckage in the last 30 days” on their website.
ISPLA has attended hearings in DC as well as reviewing volumes of testimony on numerous congressional bills regarding information security breaches and Internet hacking. The FTC and other regulators have weighed in on this issue and our efforts are targeted towards ensuring that investigative and security professionals not fall under pending legislation or future unreasonable regulation.