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March 30, 2016

ISIS hack results in publication of NJ Transit police information

FBI and Homeland Security investigating

Cybersecurity Terrorism
NJ Transit train strike Adam E. Moreira/Wikimedia

A New Jersey Transit train waits at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal before heading off to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

New Jersey Transit police officers were targeted by hackers claiming affiliation with the Islamic State.

The group posted the names and addresses of officers online, encouraging the group’s supporters to carry out “lone wolf” attacks.

The Caliphate Cyber Army, formerly known as the Islamic Cyber Army, released the personal details of 55 New Jersey Transit police officers after hacking into the website of a vendor for the New Jersey Transit police. 

The information was referenced in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

“The lone wolves r hungry for yr blood,” one tweet stated. The list of personal details includes home addresses, phone numbers, names and ranks, according to Newsweek.

Those Twitter accounts have since been suspended.

NBC 10 quoted a spokeswoman for the Transit police who said the stolen information came from an outside vendor and added that the FBI and Homeland Security is investigating.