The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Saturday that one of its email servers was hacked, resulting in spam emails being sent to the public that appeared to be from the agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
FBI and Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency said NBC News In a statement that they were aware of the incident and “encourage the public to beware of unknown senders” and to report suspicious activity Them,
The hack was uncovered by a cybersecurity monitoring group, the Spamhaus Project, which tweeted that the fake email campaign started at midnight,
Spamhaus project reported Businesshala It was estimated that the spam emails were sent to more than 100,000 accounts, warning they were being attacked by cybersecurity researcher Vinnie Troya and cybercriminal group The Dark Overlord.
Troia’s Cyber Security Firm, Night Lion, Hud published research On Dark Overlord in January.