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“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly investigating malicious cyber activity on the agency’s network.

The federal law enforcement agency says it already contained the “isolated incident” and is working to uncover its scope and overall impact.

“The FBI is aware of the incident and is working to gain additional information,” the U.S. domestic intelligence and security service told BleepingComputer.

“This is an isolated incident that has been contained. As this is an ongoing investigation the FBI does not have further comment to provide at this time.”

CNN first reported on Friday that this was a hacking incident involving an FBI New York Field Office computer system used to investigate child sexual exploitation.

An FBI spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when BleepingComputer reached out earlier today to ask for more details.

FBI email servers hacked to push spam messages

In November 2021, the FBI’s email servers were also hacked to distribute spam emails impersonating FBI warnings “sophisticated chain attack.”

After the hack, the threat actors sent tens of thousands of such spam messages in multiple waves from eims@ic.fbi.gov, a legitimate email address linked to the FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).

While these emails have reached at least 100,000 mailboxes, according to spam-tracking nonprofit SpamHaus, this was a very conservative estimate since the campaign “was potentially much, much larger.”

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