Hackers have managed to breach the FBI’s email system and sent out fake cyberattack alerts.
The emails from firstname.lastname@example.org,, alleged that cybersecurity researcher Vinny Troia was behind the fake attacks and that he associated with the infamous hacking group, The Dark Overlord.
The emails had no malicious files attached to them while no classified information was believed to have been leaked.
The FBI confirmed the incident and said the spoofed emails were sent from the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal system and not their corporate one.
Hacker pompompurin later contacted KrebsOnSecurity and admitted to the attack in order to reveal vulnerabilities.
“Hi its pompompurin. Check headers of this email it’s actually coming from FBI server. I am contacting you today because we located a botnet being hosted on your forehead, please take immediate action thanks,” said the email received by KrebsOnSecurity.
Pompompurin added that the vulnerabilities were rooted in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).
The FBI said they have fixed the vulnerability and said that their networks were once again secure.
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