Hackers who apparently infiltrated the D.C. police department’s computer network and went quiet for more than a week have published additional personnel files of officers, revealing sensitive information.
The group, called Babuk, also threatened to reveal documents on criminal investigations, secret informants and gang members if the District does not pay it a ransom. It posted a password-protected file that it said contained such documents.
“You still have the ability to stop it,” the group wrote in its latest message to police. As of Tuesday night, the group had not posted the password to that file.
District officials did not respond Tuesday evening to a request for comment on the latest release of files.
City officials have confirmed that personnel files previously made public by the group were genuine, and they warned more than 3,600 officers that their personal information had been compromised and advised them to put fraud alerts on their accounts.