FBI investigating breach of Ala. law enforcement networks

FBI investigating breach of Ala. law enforcement networks
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a breach of Alabama’s law enforcement networks.
 
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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed the FBI is investigating unauthorized access of its networks, Huntsville television station WAFF reported.
 
Gov. Robert Bentley requested FBI support investigating the issue and told the bureau in letters that several contract personnel working for the state's Finance Department were improperly granted access to networks that support the state's Law Enforcement Agency and FBI Criminal Justice Systems.
 
Law enforcement “confirmed that some of the actions of senior managers within the Department of Finance and its Information Services Division are potentially criminal in nature," the governor wrote in a letter to the FBI. 
 
The state's assistant finance director was fired and the director of its IT branch was placed on "mandatory annual leave." 
 
The state's law enforcement also found major security concerns in Alabama's wide area network, the governor told the FBI.