Police probe video of possible data hack at the National Archives

Did hackers access protected data at the National Archives or didn’t they? It’s not clear, as Elise Viebeck and Cory Bennett report:

The National Archives acknowledged Wednesday that it has alerted law enforcement to a suspicious video posted online by hackers who purport to have gained access to agency files.

Released on YouTube earlier this month, the video was made by a group known for malicious online activity. It was shared privately with The Hill out of fear of alerting other hackers to the group’s activity.

The video shows a Web user scrolling through a database of agency files, accompanied by threats and ominous music. Many of the files are publicly accessible on the site’s main website, though it is possible that some are not.

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