An FBI bulletin on Tuesday said that “the FBI is actively looking for information that would help us identify and protect critical infrastructure in our country, and we are taking these actions at the request of the local law enforcement agencies.”
The bulletin said that the FBI is working closely with the local and state government to identify individuals or groups that pose a threat to national security, as well as to “critical infrastructure.”
The FBI said in its bulletin that it is actively seeking information that could be helpful to us, including information that may be related to a specific cyber threat or attack.
We are also seeking information from law enforcement to assist in this effort.
We will provide the information to law enforcement officials as soon as possible.
We appreciate the cooperation of our federal, state and local partners in this investigation and look forward to working with them to protect critical U.S. infrastructure, the bulletin said.
The FBI has been working with local law enforcers for more than a year to try and locate and arrest the hacker responsible for compromising the personal information of more than 200,000 U.K. and U.I. students, government officials and teachers, according to a U.k. government report released Tuesday.
The hacking occurred last month when hackers gained access to the computer systems of several public universities in the U.KK, the UConn and the University of Missouri, the report said.
In response, the federal government has deployed more than 3,000 personnel and has issued several travel warnings to students, teachers and staff at the universities.
Department of Education said Tuesday that it had alerted all students and staff of the universities to the threat, and that the universities are working with the UK. government to provide safe spaces and other resources to students.