A group of hackers called “31337 Hackers” has published a zip file including roughly 370 megabytes of compromised personal details and professional files tied to a Mandiant security researcher working for FireEye’s breach investigation unit.
FireEye, Inc. is a publicly listed enterprise cybersecurity company that provides products and services to protect against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing.
FireEye confirmed that the information has been stolen from one its employees, but also said that there is no proof that the companies’ systems are affected.
“We are aware of reports that a Mandiant employee’s social media accounts were compromised,” a FireEye spokesperson told Bleeping Computer in an email today. “We immediately began investigating this situation and took steps to limit further exposure. Our investigation continues, but thus far it, we have found no evidence FireEye or Mandiant systems were compromised.”
The hackers said that the leak was part of a larger operation called #LeakTheAnalyst.
“For a long time we – the 31337 hackers – tried to avoid these fancy [EXPLETIVE] “Analysts” whom trying to trace our attack footprints back to us and prove they are better than us. In the #LeakTheAnalyst operation we say [EXPLETIVE] the consequence let’s track them on Facebook, Linked-in, Tweeter, etc. let’s go after everything they’ve got, let’s go after their countries, let’s trash their reputation in the field. If during your stealth operation you pwned an analyst, target him and leak his personal and professional data, as a side job of course ;).”