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updated 6/5/2011 3:30:02 PM ET 2011-06-05T19:30:02

A group of hackers say they've stolen 120 passwords from a Georgia-based FBI affiliate.

Lulz Security says the passwords belonged to members of the Atlanta chapter of Infragard, a public-private partnership devoted to sharing information about threats to U.S. physical and Internet infrastructure.

The group also says it used one of the passwords to steal nearly 1,000 work and personal emails from the chief executive of Wilmington, Delaware-based Unveillance LLC.

It wasn't immediately possible to verify all the group's claims, although the FBI says it is aware of the incident and that steps were being taken to mitigate the damage.

Infragard's website was briefly defaced before being taken down over the weekend. It remained "under construction" Sunday.

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