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Data and possibly apps leaked from US law enforcement software company

A hosting site that hosts data leaks it deems to be “in the public interest” has announced it is holding the data from a law enforcement software company that works with over 150 law enforcement agencies in the US and Canada.

user icon David Hollingworth
Fri, 31 Mar 2023
Data and possibly apps leaked from US law enforcement software company
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Distributed Denial of Secrets has said it has 25 gigabytes worth of data — and possibly apps as well — belonging not only to app developer Apex Mobile, but also a host of messages and other reports generated by the company’s apps.

The leak comes from an apparent hack, according to DDoS, though the threat actor behind the hack has not been revealed, and nor has Apex Mobile made mention of the company falling victim to malicious activity.

Nonetheless, DDoS said it has a lot of data.

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“The data includes over 36,000 reports, 18,000 images, and at least 15,000 messages,” a DDoS spokesperson said in an announcement. “It is largely unsorted, with much of the information contained in .csv files.”

One such file, named users.csv, has around 1,500 entries with the email addresses of police officers from Edmonton, Winnipeg, Niagara, and Medicine Hat in Canada alone.

While DDoS is hosting the data, it is not freely available at the time. Rather, journalists and researchers can apply for access.

Apex Mobile was founded in 2012 and now works with over “150 civic, law enforcement and fire agencies across the US and Canada”, according to the company’s own website. “Apex Mobile is bringing the power of mobile applications to agencies of all sizes.”

Apex provides apps for both managing social media and for internal reporting and communications between agencies and their officers. Apex also provides wellness and mental health support to the agencies it works with, as well as mental health training.

We have reached out to Apex Mobile for comment.

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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