A hack at ODIN Intelligence exposes a huge trove of police raid files

News Summary

  • Best told TechCrunch that the source of the breach is a group called “All Cyber-Cops Are Bastards,” a phrase it referenced in the defacement message.TechCrunch reviewed the data, which not only includes the company’s source code and internal database but also thousands of police files.
  • One folder contained audio recordings of police interactions, some where officers are heard using force.TechCrunch contacted several U.S. police departments whose files were found in the stolen data.
  • Detailed tactical plans for imminent police raids, confidential police reports with descriptions of alleged crimes and suspects, and a forensic extraction report detailing the contents of a suspect’s phone.
  • None of the data appears encrypted.A police document, redacted by TechCrunch, with full details of an upcoming raid exposed by the breach.
  • One photo appears to show an officer forcibly holding a person’s head in front of another officer’s phone camera.Other files show police using automatic license plate readers, known as ANPR, which can identify where a suspect drove in recent days.
  • TechCrunch found several screenshots showing people’s faces matched against a facial recognition engine called AFR Engine, a company that provides face-matching technology to police departments.
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