The attackers sent tens of thousands of emails on behalf of the FBI warning of
a possible cyberattack.
Hackers have hacked the external email system of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to the statement of the department.
The attackers sent tens of thousands of emails on behalf of the FBI warning of a possible cyberattack.
According to the British organization Spamhaus, after the hacking, fake emails came from the real FBI email address to @ic.fbi.gov .
Austin Berglas, the head of one of the departments of the cybersecurity company BlueVoyant, told Bloomberg that the FBI has several email systems. According to him, the one that was hacked is publicly available. It can be used by agents and employees of the FBI for electronic correspondence with citizens. The specialist noted that agents use a separate e-mail system to transmit classified information.
The FBI reported that they were aware of what had happened, but as the situation was developing, they did not give additional comments. The department called on the public to report such incidents.