Forum post claims breach of 850k users’ information; leak from

Lee Johnstone reports on a leak involving a non-profit organization that tries to match employers with job seekers who are veterans:

Today a user has posted a new thread to a known forum that makes claim of an breach of over 850,000 US military officers personal information.

The user who goes by the name booloop has also stated that they was given it by an anonymous source earlier this year, has not stated where it came from or who the database belongs to either.

This was given to me by an anonymous source earlier this year, I was lead to believe very few people have this breach. It contains personal info on 850k people who have some type of relationship with the US military. Many “.mil” email addresses.

In what booloop has classed as a semi-public type database is really just a extraction of data from a Elastic search engine that contains 850,729 email addresses with full names and telephone numbers along side.

Read more on sent an inquiry to via Twitter to ask whether they had investigated the claimed leak and whether or not it was their data, but did not receive an immediate reply. This post will be updated if they respond.

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