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CNN: FBI Investigates Foreign Agencies’ Potential Role in Latest Contractor Data Breach

CyberCrimeKeyboardThe FBI has initiated efforts to investigate the possible involvement of foreign intelligence agencies in a data breach at a computer network firm, CNN reported Saturday.

Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz write the FBI’s move is in response to two security issues Juniper Networks identified on its computer devices.

The company urged clients to use a security patch to update their computer systems after it identified the breach, the report said.

Juniper said in an alert that the security vulnerabilities would allow network threat actors to secure administrative access, track encrypted network traffic and decrypt such traffic on computer systems.

The company supplies routers and other computer network tools to commercial enterprises and federal agencies such as the FBI and the Defense Department, Perez and Prokupecz report.

A senior U.S. official told CNN that the Obama administration is aware of the data breach and that the Department of Homeland Security currently works with the firm to address the issue, according to the report.

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