1.9 million records from the FBI’s terrorist watchlist leaked online

From malware.news


A copy of the FBI’s terrorist watchlist was exposed online for three weeks between July 19 and August 9, 2021, a security researcher revealed today.

Known as the FBI Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) 1, the database was created in 2003 as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Managed by the FBI, the database contains the names and personal details of individuals who are “known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”

While the database is managed by the FBI, the agency also provides access to it to several other US government agencies, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, the Transportation Security Authority, the Customs and Border Protection, and even some international law enforcement partners.

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