FBI confirms a cyberattack on its systems

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed malicious activity on its network.


Cyberattacks have increased in frequency, but they have also become more dangerous in their incursions. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) announced the start of an inspection of its network after evidence of a cyberattack against its computer network.

According to CNN , the FBI announced the start of an investigation into attacks suffered by a computer system used to store images of child sexual abuse. The attack was perpetrated a few days ago, according to two people consulted by the media.

“The FBI is aware of this incident and is working to obtain additional information. It is an isolated case that has already been contained,” the entity said in a statement shared by TechCrunch .

So far, there are no individuals or criminal groups that have claimed responsibility for this breach, nor has the number of people affected been established or whether the FBI itself has seen its security compromised in a comprehensive manner.

FBI is not invulnerable to hackers

The institution has gone through cases where vulnerabilities in its system were used to access data and, with them, attack third parties.

In November 2021, a criminal managed to violate the institution’s digital infrastructure and created an “fbi.gov” account to contact people or companies that could have been harmed by “attacks by a gang of extortionists.”

After that raid, the FBI mentioned that it was able to patch that vulnerability. However, the investigation office has not yet published a list of suspects associated with this breach.