Activist group DDoSecrets, describing herself as a "champion of transparency," published 269 GB of data publicly owned by law enforcement agencies and data centers in the United States.
Fusion Centers usually act as intermediaries and focal points between state law enforcement agencies, local governments, and US federal agencies. Such centers participate in the training of officers, transmit federal warnings, manuals and various instructions from the central government to local police officers and vice versa.
The promulgated dump got the general name Blueleaks, and it contains over a million files, including document scans, videos, emails, audio files, and more. Representatives of DDoSecrets claim that the data was "kindly provided" to them by anonymous hacktivists.
DDoSecrets also claims that the dump contains files for more than ten years, owned by 200 different police departments and data centers in the United States. So, most files are police and FBI reports, security bulletins, various law enforcement guides, and more. In addition, some of the files contain confidential and personal information, such as names, bank account numbers, and phone numbers.
Most of the published files are labeled “Netsential.com Inc,” which is the name of a Texas-based hosting company that seems to have been hacked. So, in his blog, the famous IB journalist Brian Krebs writesthat the National Fusion Center Association of the USA (NFCA) has already confirmed the authenticity of this leak by sending an internal alert to its members.
According to NFCA, a preliminary analysis showed that publicly available data was actually taken from the servers of Netsential, a company that provides hosting services to law enforcement agencies and US data centers.
DDoSecrets is often called an analogue of Wikileaks, as the previous "plums" of activists exposed major government and corruption scandals around the world, and DDoSecrets itself is regularly mentioned on the pages of such major publications as the New York Times, CNN, The Daily Beast and so on.