The Fraternal Order of Police is in a difficult situation since an anonymous hacker broke into their computer systems.
The hacker released a portion of stolen data to a blog called Cthulhu.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which represents more than 325,000 law enforcement officers nationwide, said that the FBI is investigating the breach. The union’s website, fop.net, was still offline as of Friday morning.
The person who took credit for the attack corroborated this in the blog post, saying that he lives in the UK, and offered to arrange a “civil” meeting with law enforcement in his home country.
According to this person, a total of 18 terabytes (TB) of data was stolen. However, National FOP President Chuck Canterbury said that the hacker could not have acquired 18 TB of police information because the FOP did not even have that much data to begin with.