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The FBI’s InfraGard program suffered a data breach where user details, including contact information were up for sale on a cybercrime forum. The FBI’s InfraGard program is a social media intelligence hub for high profile people in private sector roles involving cyber and physical security. It includes companies that manage the nation’s critical infrastructure. It is a vetted program that is used to connect critical infrastructure owners, operators and stakeholders with the FBI to provide education, networking, and information-sharing on security threats and risks. The hacker gained assess by impersonating a chief executive officer of a major US financial corporation. It is also believed that the imposter account was used to send messages and communicate with other executives in the program. The hackers are asking for $50,000 for the sale of the InfraGard database.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast