A Russian hacker group claims to have compromised the online portal of the Federal Motor Transport Safety Agency (FMCSA), but the agency says their internal systems have not been compromised.
Earlier this month, the pro-Russian hacker group KillNet claimed to have compromised US government online properties, including the FMCSA portal.
The FMCSA has admitted that hackers attempted to gain access using stolen credentials, but said the integrity of the system was not compromised.
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FMCSA provided the following statement to CDLLife regarding the attempted attack:
“The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s internal systems have not been compromised. FMCSA is aware of attempts to access public portals using stolen user passwords, and our security team continues to monitor systems to ensure that accounts and data have not been tampered with. . FMCSA advises all account holders to change their passwords immediately to protect their credentials.“
Cybersecurity publication Hackread.com claims that KillNet was discovered using the Facebook accounts of FMCSA employees, posting “We are KillNet” on employee pages.
KillNet also claimed to have recently accessed an FBI database containing the personal information of thousands of agents.
KillNet made headlines early in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict for its cyberattacks against countries that sided with Ukraine.
Story by CDL Life.