7:55AM ET Tue, 13 Oct 2018 | 00:47:14The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that it has been conducting “security reviews” of the software that runs most of the US Government’s computer networks, including those that handle sensitive information.
The FBI is looking for software vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise information stored on sensitive networks, according to a statement from the FBI’s cyber division.
The bureau said that it is also seeking information about any software that could be used to remotely control or access computer networks.
In addition, the FBI has launched an investigation into the use of a vulnerability in a popular computer program called Bitlocker that could let a hacker remotely control a computer, the statement said.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is also looking into Bitlockers vulnerabilities, the agency said.
The agency said that Bitlockering allows hackers to remotely wipe the computers of people who share them with others.
The FTC said that hackers could easily access and use Bitlockergames data and the Bitlockered software.
Bitlockerkills data and its software could be traded on the dark web for bitcoins or other digital currencies.
It said that while the Bit locker program is widely used, there is a lack of cybersecurity protection and that the FTC is also investigating how the program is being used.
The BitlockERms company is not immediately available for comment.