FBI’s Email System Hacked to Send Out Fake Cyber Security Alert to Thousands

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FBI’s Email System Hacked to Send Out Fake Cyber Security Alert to Thousands

FBI’s Email System Hacked to Send Out Fake Cyber Security Alert to Thousands

The Hacker News reports:

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Saturday confirmed unidentified threat actors have breached one of its email servers to blast hoax messages about a fake “sophisticated chain attack.”

The incident, which was first publicly disclosed by threat intelligence non-profit SpamHaus, involved sending rogue warning emails with the subject line “Urgent: Threat actor in systems” originating from a legitimate FBI email address [email protected][.]gov” that framed the attack on Vinny Troia, a security researcher and founder of dark web intelligence firms Night Lion Security and Shadowbyte, while also claiming him to be affiliated with a hacking outfit named TheDarkOverlord.

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