The so-called Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), America’s most prestigious law enforcement organization, is facing embarrassment as hackers somehow crept into its email servers and sent 100,000 fake emails to many recipients- mostly innocent civilians.
In what is known to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the hack occurred because of a mis-configuration in the email server of the federal organizations that made many individuals receive spammed emails coming from departments such as Homeland Security, but were actually sent from the @ic.fbi.gov domain.
FBI immediately reacted to the media speculation and admitted it as a software configuration blunder that made a threat actor hijack the email server of the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).
Good news is that no data was compromised in the incident and the cyber crook who infiltrated the network has been traced out and named as security researcher Vinny Troia.
However, as per the latest update available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, Vinny was made a scapegoat, and the truth is that the hack never took place and was totally non-existent and might be a conspiracy driven by TheDarkOverlord extortion gang.
So, they are two theories existing behind the hack of FBI email server and strangely, even the law enforcement agency agreed that there was indeed a kind of intrusion in its computer network that could have taken place through a software error.