The FBI confirmed that they were on November 13 experienced an unauthorized intrusion into their email servers, as well as fake emails sent from them. These spam messages are sent as if they were sent by the FBI as well as the Department of Homeland Security. The content of the messages was a warning that the recipients were attacked by cyber-security researcher Vinny Troy, as well as the cyber-criminal group The Dark Overlord.
The attack was discovered by the non-profit organization Spamhaus, which determined that they were the attackers used legitimate FBI systems, using email addresses downloaded from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database. Fake emails have been sent to more than 100,000 addresses on at least two occasions.
The FBI described the intrusion as an “ongoing situation” and did not share any additional information. He asked the recipients of these emails to report them to the Internet Crime Complaint Center or the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Microsoft, which recently experienced a warning from cyber-attacks, warned that The Russian hacker group NOBELIUM, which is behind the Solar Winds cyber-attack, is targeting American providers that offer cloud services, so it may be one of the suspected groups for this attack as well..
Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.
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