The United States Marshals is a Federal law enforcement agency tasked with maintaining order and law throughout the country. The agency is known for acquiring some of the worst criminals, and it assists with tracking individuals that move between states specifically. The agency was recently hit by a serious data breach that could have negatively impacted some of its investigations.
A hacker gang recently breached one of the U.S Marshals file servers, accessing countless legal and law-enforcement-related documents. The attackers demanded a ransom after hitting the server, but the government agency reacted by quickly severing the server's internet connection and is currently conducting a full review of the situation.
The U.S Marshals data breach occurred between February 19 and February 25, 2023. During that week, the attackers were able to get into the law enforcement server and access thousands of confidential files related to ongoing investigations.
The Marshals data breach impacts the U.S Marshals agency and ongoing investigations. The breach also leaks key details about suspects in current and past investigations and may expose many individuals. Personal information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and much more, may have been released due to this attack.
A massive number of documents were accessible within the affected server system. With tens of thousands of files available countless people could have been impacted by this attack, but we won't have more information until the U.S Marshals complete their forensic investigation fully.