(The Hosting News) – The FBI has warned of security breaches in multiple U.S. government agency computers.
According to a report from Reuters, members of a hacking group known as Anonymous exploited a flaw in Adobe’s ColdFusion software in order to gain sensitive information from U.S. government agencies.
The breach began in December of 2012, where the hackers left “back doors” in order to return to the computer systems.
The agencies that were targeted by this activist group include the U.S. Army, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Energy. The report states that “the majority of the intrusions have not yet been made publicly known”
As stated in an internal email from Energy’s Secretary to the chief of staff, Kevin Knobloch, the breach includes personal information from at least 104,000 employees, family members, and contractors with the Department of Energy, along with information from almost 2,000 bank accounts.
Adobe spokeswoman Heather Edell stated that the company was not aware of the FBI report and that the majority of the intrusions were on programs that were not updated with the latest security patches.
The FBI’s campaign against this group began almost a year ago, in which they are still gathering information on the cyber attacks.