MSNBC host Steve Benen is reporting that the FBI has confirmed that it is investigating whether the hackers responsible for a massive attack against the New York Stock Exchange and the U.S. Capitol breached two major social media platforms.
Benen reports that the federal government is now monitoring social media activity of people who use the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn services.
He also reports that it appears that the attackers also broke into the email accounts of members of Congress.
Benanen says the attackers are known to be connected to the Russian government.
He says the FBI is not ruling out that the hackers are affiliated with the Russian military, but he adds that they are also likely to have had access to information that could be used against the U,S.
and its allies.
The FBI is asking people who may have been victims of this attack to provide us with the full names of the people who were victimized, the dates, and the names of their offices.
If you believe you have been a victim of this cyber attack and need to speak to us, please call the FBI’s cyber hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI.