Threat Actors Spoofing Legitimate FBI Site Domains, Poses Cyberattack Risk

Health It Security

Jessica Davis

The FBI released an alert warning of a new cybercriminal campaign that spoofs the internet domains and email addresses related to the FBI, which poses the risk of future cyberattacks and other nefarious operational activity.

As noted in other agency alerts, in spoofing campaigns, threat actors, including nation-state hacking groups, leverage spoofed domains and email accounts to trick users into believing they’re interacting with legitimate sites. The attack method preys of human nature, often leveraging ongoing news trends to increase the success of the attacks.

These campaigns are designed to steal user credentials or for financial gain. An August IRONSCALES report found...

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