Europol, a well-known institution, hacked by IntelBroker: Stolen information in the hands of the buyer

Hacker IntelBroker Hacks Europol: Sensitive Information Sold

A hacker using the pseudonym IntelBroker has announced that they have successfully hacked the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, known as Europol. The breach took place earlier this month and included very sensitive and classified information. This incident has raised significant concerns within the global cybersecurity community.

Attack Scale and Consequences

The hacker initially attempted to sell the stolen data for an undisclosed amount in the XMR cryptocurrency (Monero). However, it has now been confirmed that the information has been sold to an anonymous buyer. The compromised data includes a wide range of sensitive information, such as data concerning criminal cases, anti-terrorism operations, and international events.

The potential consequences of the attack could be severe, including risks to the personal security of individuals involved in Europol’s agencies, undermining the integrity of the operations of this European body, and compromising overall security.

Lack of Official Statement from Europol

As of now, Europol has not issued an official statement regarding the breach, the extent of the attack, or the actions taken to mitigate its effects. This situation has raised many questions and concerns about the handling of such a critical institution.

IntelBroker’s History of Actions

The hacker known as IntelBroker is responsible for numerous significant attacks on globally important institutions. Their previous targets have included General Electric, Facebook, Los Angeles International Airport, and Home Depot. Most recently, they claimed to have hacked the cybersecurity company Zscaler and sold the stolen data, but the company has denied such an incident and is conducting an internal investigation into the matter.

Other Data Breach Cases

The article also pointed out other data breach cases, such as the exposure of information on 43 million employees in France or the breach of the FBI system called InfraGard. These incidents highlight the importance of continuously enhancing information security measures and underline the need for effective data protection in the face of increased cyber threats.