Law Enforcement Websites Hit by Blueleaks May Have Been Easy to Hack

Micah Lee reports:

Whoever broke into 251 law enforcement websites and obtained the blueleaks trove of documents appears to have reused decades-old software for opening “backdoors” in web servers.

The use of the widely available backdoors provides evidence that the hacktivist who compromised the sensitive sites, including fusion centers linked to federal agencies, didn’t need to use sophisticated digital attack methods because the sites were not very secure.

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