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FBI Investigates Hacking Incident Inside Its Systems

Incident Involved System Used to Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Material
FBI Investigates Hacking Incident Inside Its Systems
The FBI New York Field Office is located at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan. (Image: Shutterstock)

The FBI is investigating a hack of its computer network it says was isolated and contained.

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CNN first reported the hack, citing two sources briefed on the matter.

“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," the bureau said in a statement provided to Information Security Media Group.

The hack involved the New York Field Office and a computer system used to investigate child sexual abuse material, the sources told CNN.

The bureau also underwent a hacking incident in November 2021, when a threat actor compromised its external email system to send spam emails warning of a fake cyberattack.

The bureau said the emails were sent from its Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal system used to communicate with state and local officials. "No actor was able to access or compromise any data or PII on FBI's network," the bureau said at the time, referring to personal identifiable information.

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David Perera

David Perera

Editorial Director, News, ISMG

Perera is editorial director for news at Information Security Media Group. He previously covered privacy and data security for outlets including MLex and Politico.

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