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FBI Email System is Hacked

From a news channel this evening:

“The FBI and CISA are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account,” the FBI said in a statement. “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 www.ic3.gov or www.cisa.gov.”  Apparently the FBI declined to comment on how the phony emails were sent out using the bureau’s IT infrastructure.

One of my clients received the email and they reached out to me right away (about 8 hours before all the news broke). Here is a screen shot of the actual email:

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I started analyzing and this was my response:

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Hope this helps everyone.  It will be interesting to see what comes out as time moves forward.

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