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FBI says no network data compromised after fake email hack

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Cline/Dreamstime/TNS)
November 16, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said no data or personal identifiable information was accessed or compromised on the agency’s network after hackers sent fake emails Saturday using its Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal.

The illegitimate email originated from an FBI-operated server, which was “dedicated to pushing notifications for LEEP and was not part of the FBI’s corporate email service,” the agency said in a statement Sunday in an update of the incident.

The FBI “remediated the software vulnerability,” warned partners to ignore the fake emails, and confirmed “the integrity of our networks” after learning of the incident, it said.

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