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 of the FBI’s email system, says it’s just one of a string of jabs from a childish but cybercriminally talented tormentor.

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.

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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. The emails went out to about 100,000 email addresses scraped from the North American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database. Given that the email headers were real, they caused “a lot of disruption,” according to Spamhaus, which initially

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