A Hacker Sent Thousands of Fake Emails From FBI System Warning of a Cyberattack
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A hacker who calls themself Pompompurin hacked an email address that corresponds to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) to send out emails about a fake cyberattack. The attacker proclaimed the hack was designed to point out a glaring vulnerability in the FBI’s system.
The attacker started with an exploration of its Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP), which the bureau describes as “a gateway providing law enforcement agencies, intelligence groups, and criminal justice entities access to beneficial resources.” Until Saturday, November 13, the LEEP portal allowed anyone to apply for an account…
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