Hackers part of the Anonymous-affiliated k0detec collective have gained unauthorized access to the systems of MOAB Training International, a company that provides courses on the management of violent and aggressive behavior.
As a result of the breach, a number of 1,763 customer record sets comprising usernames, email addresses and password hashes have been published online.
The hackers have targeted the firm because it provides training for law enforcement organizations, federal agencies and even the military.
“You train cops and security guys to beat the crap out of people. In Soviet Russia self-defense experts need defense from you! Here are your 1,700+ users. Excuse our laziness in not cracking all the passwords, but we only have so much energy to devote to each conquest,” the hackers wrote
next to the data dump.
As k0detec highlights, many of the email addresses belong to government employees, including police officers, and members of the military.