FBI seeks sender of postcard linked to recent hacking attack

FBI seeks sender of postcard linked to recent hacking attack

Postcard sent to head of cybersecurity company FireEye

The FBI is investigating a mysterious postcard sent to the home of the head of FireEye days after it uncovered the first evidence of a hacking attack on US government agencies and private companies. Russian hackers are believed to have been behind the attack.

Judging by the timing of the postcard and its contents, the senders knew about the attack long before it was publicly announced. Now authorities are trying to determine whether it was sent by people connected to the Russian secret services.

A postcard with the FireEye logo, addressed to the head of Kevin Mandia, has raised questions about the company’s ability to determine who was behind the attack. According to sources close to the situation, the message contained a comic strip that read, “Look, Russians!” and “Putin did it.”

It is suspected that in this way the sender was trying to throw the investigation off the scent.

The FBI declined to comment. A FireEye spokesman declined to comment on the postcard.

The extent of the damage from the attack is still unknown. It was reported that correspondence from the unclassified network of the Department of Commerce and the Treasury Department was stolen.