Hackers have hit an FBI email platform and sent fake messages from the system, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) confirmed. Still, the hack did not involve the FBI’s internal email system.
“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.”
Still, the attack did not involve the FBI’s corporate email service, and no data or personal identifiable information was accessed or compromised on the agency’s network, the FBI said in a follow-up statement on November 14, 2021.