The FBI has been investigating and working to contain a malicious cyber incident in part of its computer network in recent days, CNN reported, citing people familiar with the matter who also said that senior intelligence service officials believe the incident involved an FBI computer system that has been used in investigations of images of child sexual exploitation.
“The FBI is aware of the incident and is working to obtain additional information. This is an isolated incident that has been contained. As this is an ongoing investigation, the FBI has no further comment to provide at this time,” the FBI office told the aforementioned outlet.
According to two of the three sources, FBI officials have worked to isolate malicious cyber activity, which involved the FBI’s New York Field Office, one of the bureau’s largest and most high-profile offices. The origin of the hacking incident is still being investigated.
This is not the first time the FBI has had to deal with a variety of threats, according to CNN andn 2021 someone used a legitimate email address that the FBI use to communicate with law enforcement state and local public agencies to send fake emails to thousands of organizations about a supposed cyber threat. On that occasion, the FBI indicated that it managed to solve a software vulnerability.
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Source: La Opinion