A hacker known as CyberZeist has breached the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) website and leaked personal account information to a public site, Pastebin, often used by hackers to post stolen information. Cyberzeist exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the highly-secured Plone Content Management System (CMS) of the FBI's website and leaked some of the information to Pastebin.
A zero-day fault is a vulnerability in the code that has not been detected, listed, or patched yet.
Besides FBI, many major websites like Google, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other major US agencies are using the Plone CMS which is considered to be the most secure CMS.
It is believed that CyberZeist have compromised the FBI website in 2011 too, as a member of a hacking group- Anonymous.
FBI authorities have not yet responded to the recent hacking incident, which is claimed to have occurred last month.
CyberZeist has tweeted few tweets about the hack and revealed that the FBI leaks are by and for Anonymous.
The hacker has warned other agencies that are currently using the Plone CMS that they too are vulnerable to a similar attack.
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