Hacker accesses FBI email service, sends phony emails

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A hacker accessed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal through a temporary software misconfiguration and sent phony emails purporting to be from the agency and the Department of Homeland Security, TechRepublic reports. The fake emails were sent to addresses taken from the American Registry for Internet Numbers database and contained message headers from the FBI’s infrastructure. The agency said no data or personally identifiable information was accessed and the vulnerability was “quickly remediated.â€�
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