Salt Like City Police Department

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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
Salt Lake City , UT
United States
Utah US
Records Breached: 

1,073 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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Hackers obtained police officer and non-police related civilian information from the Salt Lake City Police Department.  The attack was in response to a proposed Utah bill that would have criminalized the possession of graffiti tools with the intent to deface property.  The hackers did release the names, phone numbers, usernames, titles, email addresses, and hashed passwords of over 1,000 police officers.  The information of civilians was never released and the hackers eventually deleted their copies.  The never released data was from people who had provided crime tips or other information to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

UPDATE (06/12/2013): A member of Anonymous was charged in 2012 for using SQL injections on multiple law enforcement and public agency websites.  He agreed to a plea bargain in April and will serve 36 months in prison for violating a section of federal law addressing computer fraud.  He will also pay nearly $230,000 in restitution to a number of agencies that were hacked.