FBI Email Hoaxer ID’ed by the Guy He Allegedly Loves to Torment

Vinny Troia, the cybersecurity researcher mentioned in a fake alert gushed out to thousands of people from the FBI’s own email system on Friday night, has fingered the guy who allegedly pulled off the exploit.

Troia – white hat threat hunter, cybercrime investigator and founder of security firms Night Lion Security and its rebranded version, Shadowbyte – said in a post published Tuesday that he was contacted on Friday night by the actor who claimed responsibility, Pompompurin.

Late on Friday night, an FBI system – specifically, the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) – had begun pumping out alerts about fake cyberattacks, sent from the very real FBI address eims @ ic.fbi.gov.

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Source:  ThreatPost