The FBI has acknowledged illegitimate emails were sent from an official FBI email account Saturday morning before the agency took the hardware offline. Breitbart has learned the email is estimated to have reached at least 100,000 inboxes.
“The FBI and CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account,” the FBI explained in a press release.
“This is an ongoing situation, and we are not able to provide any additional information at this time,” the statement continues. “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.”
Spamhaus has confirmed to Breitbart News that it estimates at least 100,000 accounts received the email.
International nonprofit, the Spamhaus Project, which “tracks spam and related cyber threats such as phishing, malware and botnets,” tweeted about the cybersecurity threat Saturday afternoon. (Read more from “FBI Hacked, Emails Sent From Official FBI Account to 100,000 Inboxes” HERE)
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