[Ed. – “Accessing,” as in, “uninvited.” Apparently this problem was created through the hacking of organizational Microsoft Exchange servers. Not a fan of the FBI running around playing Lone Ranger.]
The FBI has begun quietly accessing hundreds of American computers hacked through Microsoft’s Exchange email program, removing malicious code that the hackers left behind.
The operation, which the Department of Justice announced Tuesday it had authorized with a warrant, highlights the severity of the Exchange vulnerability, which allowed scores of hackers to break into organizations since the beginning of the year.
But it also raises concerns about the FBI’s jurisdiction when remedying cyberattacks against Americans.