Hackers have hit the FBI’s email platform and sent fake messages from the system, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) confirmed.
“The FBI and CISA are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account. This is an ongoing situation, and we are not able to provide any additional information at this time. The impacted hardware was taken offline quickly upon discovery of the issue. We continue to encourage the public to be cautious of unknown senders and urge you to report suspicious activity to ic3.gov or cisa.gov.”ARIN database. They caused a lot of disruption because the headers are real, Spamhous asserted.
The spam messages were sent by abusing insecure code in an FBI online portal, KrebsOnSecurity reported.
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