Over the past few years, the FBI has taken a number of actions that do not exactly inspire faith in the federal agency.
For starters, the FBI was apparently more than aware of Hunter Biden’s various shenanigans available for public viewing on various laptops that turn up in odd places, yet the agency apparently didn’t think that these antics, which involved other nations, were of much value to Americans.
In addition, the FBI also appears to have been highly politicized in more ways than one, which isn’t much of a surprise given how easily the Department of “Justice” was able to be weaponized against parents.
However, perhaps the FBI’s most egregious lapse is its dependence on Igor Danchenko, whose insight led to the creation of the Steele dossier, which in turn led to a multi-year witch hunt endured by then-President Donald J. Trump.
In essence, the FBI played the ultimate role in manufacturing fake news about Trump, so it’s a tad ironic that the same agency is now ensnared in its own “fake” crisis … namely one perpetuated in a massive cyberattack.
Over the weekend, the FBI released a rather surprising press release, essentially indicating that the agency was investigating fake emails … sent from FBI email addresses.
“The FBI and CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] are aware of the incident this morning involving fake emails from an @ic.fbi.gov email account …
This is an ongoing situation, and we are not able to provide any additional information at this time. The impacted hardware was taken offline quickly upon discovery of the issue. We continue to encourage the public to be cautious of unknown senders and urge you to report suspicious activity to ic3.gov or cisa.gov.” [Source: Breitbart]
An ”ongoing situation,” huh?
The FBI has gotten itself into quite the situation with this particular cyberattack, and of course one is led to wonder why so many glaring security loopholes were available in the first place for hackers to exploit, especially in light of widely publicized cyberattacks that have taken place over the past few years.
At minimum, the FBI should probably spend more time bolstering its cybersecurity than interacting with Clinton-allied Russians who were later found to have (surprise!) lied to the agency over Trump.
Spamhaus, an international nonprofit organization, provides even more frightening insight into the extent to which the FBI’s security systems have been compromised, especially since attackers were able to send out emails directly from the FBI itself.
“We have been made aware of ‘scary’ emails sent in the last few hours that purport to come from the FBI/DHS. While the emails are indeed being sent from infrastructure that is owned by the FBI/DHS (the LEEP portal), our research shows that these emails *are* fake …
These fake warning emails are apparently being sent to addresses scraped from ARIN database. They are causing a lot of disruption because the headers are real, they really are coming from FBI infrastructure … They have no name or contact information in the .sig. Please beware!” [Source: The Blaze]
The FBI is clearly a bit out of its depth with this one, and one can only hope that the agency’s dogged pursuit of Trump did not come at the long-term expense of national security.
After all, the agency has hardly made news for its competence in recent times; on the contrary, the agency has dominated the headline for its brazen incompetence and irresponsibility, no thanks to its questionable friendship with Clinton.
In fact, the FBI messed up so epically with the Steele dossier that even the Washington Post issued a major retraction from an article dated years ago regarding the Steele Dossier, underscoring the extent to which the federal agency utterly failed in validating source credibility.
Curiously, the attacks on the FBI emerge as Danchenko is arrested … One can only imagine what other goodies are in store over the coming weeks, especially as Durham’s investigation intensifies.
Just because the mainstream media is ignoring Durham’s investigation doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist … and the truth is just starting to come out.
Author: Jane Jones