A Twitter spokesperson has told ZDNet today that they’ve permanently suspended the @DDoSecrets Twitter account for violating its policy about the distribution of hacked data after the account shared links to hacked data stolen from US law enforcement agencies.
Prior to the ban, enforced earlier today, the DDoSecrets account belonged to an activist group going by the formal name of Distributed Denial of Secrets.
On Friday, last week, the group published 296 GB of data they claimed to have received from the Anonymous hacker collective.
The data dump, dubbed BlueLeaks, contained millions of documents that were stolen from a Texas company named Netsential that provided web hosting services for various US law enforcement entities.
Subsequent analysis revealed that the BlueLeaks data dump contained files from more than 200 US police departments, fusion centers, and other law enforcement training and support portals.