The FBI confirmed it contained and is now investigating a malicious cyber incident that potentially exposed sensitive information.
“This is an isolated incident that has been contained,” an agency spokesperson said. “As this is an ongoing investigation the FBI does not have further comment to provide at this time.”
The incident involved a computer system at the FBI New York Field Office used to investigate child sexual exploitation, CNN reported.
The agency has yet to confirm the origin, scope and period of time the malicious activity occurred before detection and containment.
“The FBI is aware of the incident and is working to gain additional information,” the spokesperson said.