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L.A. police officer data hacked, private details published online

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More than 100 local law enforcement officers had their private information pilfered and published on a public website prompting a response from the FBI. 

An unnamed group, that claims to have found, and reported, objectionable photos of children in an officer's private e-mail account, anonymously posted hacked police data to a website. 

The swiped info -- including names, addresses and phone numbers from the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association website -- was linked to from a public Twitter account in a breach that was first reported by CNET on Tuesday.

The association, whose members include officials from the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was contacted that morning by the FBI, according to LACPCA president Tony Vario.

Vario told the L.A. Times he was "appalled" that the website was compromised and claimed they will "pursue it [a case] on every level, state or federal." 

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